ORANGE COUNTY — From Bridge City Police Department: On January 6, 2019, around 2:00 pm, a missing person report was filed with the Bridge City Police department. The report stated Daren Wynn Burge, white male, 53 years of age had not been seen since January 2, 2019 between the hours of 10:30 pm. And 100:00 pm
The investigation revealed Mr. Burge had left the scene of an accident in the 2600 block of Teas Ave.
Information indicated Mr. Burge ran into a water canal.
With the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Marine division, a search of the water way was conducted.
Today, around 10:25 am., the body of Darren Wynn Burge was located in the canal not far from where it is believed he entered the water.
Justice of the Peace, Joy Simonton has been ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of the death.