06/19/13 — Please be on the lookout for the equipment pictured above. Long-time members Jan and Alvin Tipps had been on a search yesterday. After the search, the Tipps stopped at the Golden Corral located at 12500 Gulf Freeway (Fuqua St), Houston, TX 77034. They came out of the restaurant after only being in there a short time at approximately 1:25 p.m. To their horror, they realized that all of their search equipment had been stolen. This consisted, in part, of their van, trailer, 2 ATVs and all of their search gear inside of the van. As of this morning at 8:20 a.m., none of the stolen equipment has been recovered. Please keep Jan and Alvin Tipps in your prayers, along with the entire Texas EquuSearch family. This is a devastating blow to everyone at Texas EquuSearch, especially Jan and Alvin. They have traveled all over the country over many years to search for people they never met. Their selfless work has been invaluable to our organization. They are two of our most dedicated searchers, and this loss to them is unimaginable that someone would steal from them when they were trying to bring closure to yet another family.
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