Monthly Archive:: January 2010

MISSING: Larry Baker, 54 Yrs., Cleveland, TX, 01/29/10

01/30/10 — Liberty County Sheriff’s Department has requested our immediate help to search for 54 year old Larry Baker of Cleveland, Texas.  Mr. Baker has a medical condition, and the cold temperatures have once again returned to our area.  We need foot searchers only — please wear rubber boots due to the muddy conditions.  The

LOCATED DECEASED: Somer Renee Thompson, 7, Orange Park, FL, 10/21/09

02/02/12 — Jarred Mitchell Harrell, the man who killed Somer Thompson, has agreed to plead guilty to her murder, along with various other charges. Please see the article below from The Florida Times Union, 10/22/09 — It is with a heavy heart that we report the body of Somer Renee Thompson was located

TES Newsletter: February, 2010

Texas EquuSearch will be putting out a quarterly newsletter to keep our members more informed of what is happening in the organization. Each newsletter will contain a Search Tip, case summary of a few of our recent cases, special announcements and training schedules. Whether your resource is searching on foot, ATV, horse, boat or “Special

FOUND SAFE: Santiago Barrones, 84 Yrs., Houston, TX, 01/26/10

01/26/10 — Santiago Barrones was found safe late this afternoon on the North side of Houston. He is in good condition and now home with his loving family. We appreciate the great help and cooperation we received from Council Member/Mayor Pro-Tem Edward Gonzalez, officers of the Houston Police Department, Detective Hayes, the deputies of Harris

Another Life Saved: John Logan, 50 Yrs., Jacksonville, FL, 01/23/10

01/27/10 — We just spoke to John’s wife who reports that he is in ICU getting his fluids replenished. He is doing well at this time. 01/26/10 — Due to the quick response and dedication of Texas EquuSearch members, they have just recovered John Logan in a thick wooded area with very difficult searching conditions.

Slideshow: Spokes and Spurs for EquuSearch

0125/10 — We want to thank everyone who helped organize Spokes and Spurs for EquuSearch. Special thanks go to Scoti Simpson for coordinating the entire event, Marguerites for providing the venue, Michelle Gilliland for you and your staff, Dennis for his work as a DJ and announcer, Miss Mae K. Jones for organizing the fun

Spokes and Spurs for EquuSearch, January 23, 2010

There will be a Fundraiser for Texas EquuSearch on January 23, 2010 at Marguerite’s, 3330 Avenue A, Santa Fe, Texas 77510 (downloadable flyer below). We will be raffling a 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe (see picture below). If you previously purchased raffle ticket(s) for the cancelled fundraiser last July, THEY WILL BE HONORED. Additionally, each

Funeral Services for Becky Hamilton, January 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

01/18/10 — The funeral for Becky Hamilton will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road (FM 2100), Highlands, Texas 77562, (281) 426-3555. We encourage everyone who can to attend. Please keep Becky’s family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time. Thank you so much.

FOUND DECEASED: Christopher Bonds, 37 Yrs., Corinth, MS, 01/08/10

01/20/10 — Again we are sad to announce that the body of Christopher Bonds was found today. Dennis and Tammy Watters with Team Watters, who are also long-time members of Texas EquuSearch, have again brought closure to another family. We would also like to thank Mike Voyles and Rick Cornelius with the Mississippi Wildlife and

LOCATED ALIVE: Johnny Haley, 19 Yrs., Houston, TX, 1/6/10

01/16/10 — We are pleased to report that Johnny Haley was located alive this morning. He is being reunited with his family this morning. We would like to thank all of volunteers who came out to search. As always, we appreciate your hard work and dedication in helping families of missing loved ones. 01/15/10 —

Slideshow: Search Ends for Robert Lathan

The following slideshow depicts pictures taken at the time of the recovery of the body of Robert Lathan. All pictures are courtesy of David Lohr, AOL News. To read David Lohr’s story, click here.

LOCATED DECEASED: Robert Lathan, 49 Yrs., Cleveland, OH, 01/07/10

01/14/10 — The body of Robert Lathan was found this morning by Tim Miller and a member of Texas EquuSearch in Doan Creek in Cleveland, OH. Please keep Robert’s family and friends in your prayers during their time of grief. 01/12/10 — Robert Lathan, age 49, was last seen on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at

Slideshow of Search for Robert Lathan, Cleveland, OH

01/13/10 — The following slideshow depicts search efforts for Robert Lathan. All pictures are courtesy of WKYC-TV, NBC Cleveland.

FOUND DECEASED: Morton Hendricks, 78 Yrs., St. Paul, TX, 12/04/09

01/11/10 — We are very sad to report that the body of Morton Hendricks has been located in his vehicle in Lake Lavon. We want to give a special thanks to Dennis and Tammy Watters, long-time members of Texas EquuSearch, for their invaluable dedication and hard work in helping bring families closure. Please keep Mr.

FOUND DECEASED: Becky Hamilton, 52 Yrs., Huffman, TX

01/13/10 –The body of Becky Hamilton has been positively identified, but funeral arrangements are still pending. The family wants to express their heartfelt thank you to each and every person responsible for locating their sister. We would like to recognize all of our local members, Dennis and Tammy Watters — our sonar team, Gene Robinson