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Old 12-28-2020, 08:57 PM   #1
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May be a repost but I couldn't find a thread.

Long story short is that over a week ago a Texas State student was driving home for Christmas and his car was found wrecked. When the cops got there he was just gone. Teams searched for over a week and even brought in dogs and nothing. Anyone have any theories what happened? I think he wrecked then walked for days to find help and eventually died in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:59 PM   #2
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Where was the accident?
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:01 PM   #3
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I read about it when it happened but haven’t seen any news about it since then.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:04 PM   #4
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They found his phone in his car. I donít have any idea what happened but first thing Iím looking for after a crash is my phone unless injury keeps me from doing that. If he was injured that bad he would be at the scene. Strange for sure


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Old 12-28-2020, 09:06 PM   #5
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Where was the accident?
Luling.

https://www.valleycentral.com/news/s...disappearance/

Dogs eventually led the detectives to a pound in the area and the pond was drained. They found nothing.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:30 PM   #6
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Strange. Hope he is found alive
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:34 PM   #7
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Sounds like he was killed and buried.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:36 PM   #8
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This happened right down the rd from where I work. Very strange deal. He hit a tree but the back of his car is screwed up too. Like someone rear ended him
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Old 12-29-2020, 06:23 AM   #9
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I read about this the other day. Sure makes you wonder what is going on. Being gone 10+ days doesn't look good to me.

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Old 12-29-2020, 07:29 AM   #10
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I have been keeping an eye on it . Seems something shady went down . Not sure how he got on the road he wreaked on . Not really on his way home .
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:36 AM   #11
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Haven't heard about it and I'm no Sherlock Holmes but if he crashed and didn't take his phone before leaving the scene there's a chance he didn't leave the scene willingly. Plus he's not anywhere around there.......pretty sure someone else took him. People don't just disappear.
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:32 AM   #12
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I have been somewhat following this story. Sad deal for all involved, but the outcome doesn't look good.
You never know what someone is involved with, My extended family had a similar experience, turns out there was a whole lot more going on than anyone knew.
Something just sounds fishy to me...
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:44 AM   #13
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Yes, been following this and doesn't sound right. Looks like he left late? Lots of things on this one don't add up.
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Old 12-29-2020, 03:06 PM   #14
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I was wondering about this the other day. That poor family. I'm hoping they find him soon so the family can get some closure.
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Old 12-29-2020, 03:12 PM   #15
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Perhaps he doesn't want to be found
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:15 PM   #16
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I don't think it has anything to do with him not wanting to be found. More likely he was killed. Could have been a drug deal gone bad or crazy gambling debt. He could be innocent of any wrong doings and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

However, he missed his turn to go home. People have stated that it is easy to miss this turn at night and unfamiliar, distracted etc. However, they also stated that after half a mile you realize you need to turn around. His car was 4 or 5 miles I believe from the missed road.

There is nothing on this road except landowners, hunters, oil pump workers, and cattle leasees. At night, most likely only thing out there is TROUBLE especially on Christmas. He just disappears without a trace? the back end of the car is jacked up too? I am thinking more along the lines he was meeting someone out there and it didn't go well for him.
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:18 PM   #17
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I have been following trying to figure out how he got on Salt Flat road. Only was was if he stayed straight at the light on 80. But that doesnít take you to 10. Rear car damage but hit a tree. Road rage gone bad? Something just doesnít sound right.


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Old 12-29-2020, 05:19 PM   #18
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:30 PM   #19
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Whatever happened, my heart breaks for his parents. You send your kid off to college worried about how bad the real world is. Sometimes, for some folks, itís just as bad as your worst fears.

I kid my wife that anytime she calls one of our four girls and they donít answer, she automatically assumes they are dead in a ditch somewhere.....But this is why. Things like this keep parents up at night. Prayers up for this family and may God keep the rest of our kids safe.


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Old 12-29-2020, 05:30 PM   #20
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I don't think it has anything to do with him not wanting to be found. More likely he was killed. Could have been a drug deal gone bad or crazy gambling debt. He could be innocent of any wrong doings and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

However, he missed his turn to go home. People have stated that it is easy to miss this turn at night and unfamiliar, distracted etc. However, they also stated that after half a mile you realize you need to turn around. His car was 4 or 5 miles I believe from the missed road.

There is nothing on this road except landowners, hunters, oil pump workers, and cattle leasees. At night, most likely only thing out there is TROUBLE especially on Christmas. He just disappears without a trace? the back end of the car is jacked up too? I am thinking more along the lines he was meeting someone out there and it didn't go well for him.

I don't believe he missed his turn either. Surely he has made that trip home more than once.
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:53 PM   #21
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Sad deal for family
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:54 AM   #22
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Narcotics with his wallet found in a backpack 100í from the crash site...

http://www.fox7austin.com/video/885246
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:54 AM   #23
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Google Earth search of the area where his car crashed appears to be a pretty sketchy area. I bet someone local knows something or is directly involved with his disappearance. There’s a “Disposal” company right there and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out they house a few shady folks...capable of getting rid of things.

Sad deal for his family. Not knowing has to be the hardest part.
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Old 01-03-2021, 12:03 PM   #24
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Whatever happened, my heart breaks for his parents. You send your kid off to college worried about how bad the real world is. Sometimes, for some folks, itís just as bad as your worst fears.

I kid my wife that anytime she calls one of our four girls and they donít answer, she automatically assumes they are dead in a ditch somewhere.....But this is why. Things like this keep parents up at night. Prayers up for this family and may God keep the rest of our kids safe.


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Man you aint kidding. I have a daughter, she is 13. I have no idea how I am gonna let her go to college. It is something I am struggling with. Do you have any words of wisdom? I have 3 sons, but boys are different than girls. I have been meaning to pose this question here on TBH.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:10 PM   #25
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Luling.

https://www.valleycentral.com/news/s...disappearance/

Dogs eventually led the detectives to a pound in the area and the pond was drained. They found nothing.

My wife's boss parents own that land with the pond. Just a small world we live in. He didn't know any other details about the case
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:21 PM   #26
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Narcotics with his wallet found in a backpack 100í from the crash site...

http://www.fox7austin.com/video/885246
Maybe I have my timeline wrong but how would it take over a week to find that 100' from the site? There were thousands of search members and some had bloodhounds and it took over a week to find a backpack with drugs near the car?
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:29 PM   #27
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Maybe I have my timeline wrong but how would it take over a week to find that 100' from the site? There were thousands of search members and some had bloodhounds and it took over a week to find a backpack with drugs near the car?
I agree, I am thinking they found this sooner and it is just now leaked out. I thought I had read that his wallet and phone were in the car when first reported. Now a backpack with his wallet and narcotics are found a 100 yds away?

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Old 01-03-2021, 02:30 PM   #28
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Maybe I have my timeline wrong but how would it take over a week to find that 100' from the site? There were thousands of search members and some had bloodhounds and it took over a week to find a backpack with drugs near the car?

Iím guessing they found it early on and are just now releasing the information.


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Old 01-03-2021, 02:38 PM   #29
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Nightmare, I have spent a lot of time in Luling, don’t see him getting on that road by accident. Prayers continue for him and his family.
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:31 PM   #30
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Man you aint kidding. I have a daughter, she is 13. I have no idea how I am gonna let her go to college. It is something I am struggling with. Do you have any words of wisdom? I have 3 sons, but boys are different than girls. I have been meaning to pose this question here on TBH.

Iím getting mine into jiu jitsu- I canít think of another extra curricular activity with more of an effective life skill you can learn.


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Krav Maga.
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:43 PM   #32
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Krav Maga.

Kids jiu jitsu is easier to find, but Krav is definitely a good one.


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Old 01-03-2021, 05:28 PM   #33
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Old 01-06-2021, 10:31 AM   #34
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Cell phone records should be interesting. Iím sure they already have them and are following up on those leads.


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Old 01-06-2021, 10:37 AM   #35
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This is a weird deal. I know they found a backpack full of narcotics near his car, but if this was a drug deal gone wrong why weren't they taken?
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Old 01-06-2021, 10:44 AM   #36
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Feel horrible for the Family - Cannot begin to imagine.

Son has done wrestling. 3 Daughters have done mma at those rockstar places. They hit the heavy bag 2x a week with punches.

I'm overprotective by Nature, but having 3 girls 14/14/10 has scared me to death since my oldest was born.
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:12 AM   #37
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I had a lease not far from there, up toward Lytton Springs some 15 odd years ago. It was a sketchy area. We had issues with theft, vandalism and poaching. Couldn't get out of there fast enough
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:05 PM   #38
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My daughter is a freshman there, she's had a few updates from her sorority sisters but nothing of real magnitude. It scares me to death every time she goes anywhere. I cant imagine what the family is going through.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:17 PM   #39
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This is a weird deal. I know they found a backpack full of narcotics near his car, but if this was a drug deal gone wrong why weren't they taken?
My exact thoughts. Feel bad for the family suffering. I went to college with a guy from Luling he was an odd duck.
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You would think
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:53 PM   #41
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So there saying he got naked on that gravel road on a cold nite??? And his digital trail stopped at that intersection? I was on salt flat road the other day and had fine cell reception. Story keeps getting stranger.

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Old 02-01-2021, 08:45 AM   #43
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So there saying he got naked on that gravel road on a cold nite??? And his digital trail stopped at that intersection? I was on salt flat road the other day and had fine cell reception. Story keeps getting stranger.

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Not sure of all the details, but there are plenty of very well documented cases of hypothermia in which the victim will get completely naked.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:52 AM   #44
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This is a very strange story!

He is dead somewhere. Sad deal. WHen its all said and done this will be on a show like Forensic Files. Curious what happened.
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Old 02-01-2021, 09:11 AM   #45
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I can not imagine being those poor parents regardless of what has happened, not knowing where your kid is.... nightmare.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:49 AM   #46
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None of it adds up. Prayers sent for peace. That’s all you can ask for.
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:11 AM   #47
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This is truly a strange and sad case altogether.

I have felt since day one it was a drug deal gone bad. JMO.

Like said in another post, regardless of the situation, as a parent the unknown has to be tearing at their hearts. Can't imagine it.

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Old 02-02-2021, 09:09 AM   #48
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When you add drugs to a situation, logic goes out the window. At who knows what crazy stuff happened. He may have climbed up a tree and died or something something else even more crazy is quite possible. Whatever happened it's not a normal missing person deal.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:11 AM   #49
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Probably not the case case here but in high school in the 80’s we had a kid who staged the scene leaving some of his blood in his abandoned car so he could run off to San Fran.
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