Missing Person – Jason Landry

For Immediate Release December 21, 2020 TEXSAR – Caldwell County, Texas TEXSAR has worked alongside the authorities in Caldwell County since the initial search began on Monday, December 14th in the Search for Jason Landry. There have been 151 participants that have deployed to the search throughout the week. TEXSAR teams have included: search and rescue K9’s trained in live finds and human remains detection; the Mounted Search and Rescue team; UAV/drones and their operating technicians, experts in ground search and rescue and...

Alpine Search Efforts Ongoing – UPDATE

Alpine, Texas –  We first reported that on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Texas Rangers called the TEXSAR, Texas Search and Rescue, Emergency Activation Line and requested search planning assistance for the Zuzu Renee Verk missing person case in Alpine, Texas. Ms. Verk, a student at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, was last heard from Wednesday, October 12. On February 7, 2017, TEXSAR was again summoned by the Texas Rangers to return to Brewster County to assist in the search...

Travis County Search – October 30th, 2016

K9 handler, Jennifer Blanton, and Travis County Fire Rescue attend to the K9’s during a search on October, 30th, 2016 in southeast Travis County, TX. Austin, TX — Skeletal remains were discovered this weekend by TEXSAR cadaver dogs.  At the request of Travis County Sheriff’s Office, TEXSAR, Texas Search and Rescue, was tasked with searching an area off of Maha Loop in southeast Austin.  The search area was determined after officials received a tip that indicated 33-year-old Paul Michael Longoria,...

Alpine Search Efforts Ongoing

Alpine, Texas –  On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Texas Rangers called the TEXSAR, Texas Search and Rescue, Emergency Activation Line and requested search planning assistance for the Zuzu Renee Verk missing person case in Alpine, Texas. Ms. Verk, a student at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, was last heard from Wednesday, October 12. Dozens of TEXSAR team members from the Gulf Coast, Coastal Bend, Central Texas, North Texas, and West Texas, converged in Alpine to work in coordination with...

Texas Search and Rescue Responds to Memorial Day Floods

Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) is saddened by the devastating floods that have impacted our state over the last two weeks. This tragic loss of life and property has shaken our local communities. TEXSAR deployed to the Blanco River floods in the early morning hours of Sunday May 24th, directly from another deployment located almost 250 miles away. The first morning our team was able to perform 37 water rescues in Martindale, Texas. Since that time, our team has spent...

Lake Medina Search – May 10th and May 15th, 2015

On Sunday, May 10th, 2015, at the request of the Texas Rangers and Bandera County Sheriff’s Office, several TEXSAR K9 handlers were pulled off of a local training exercise to conduct a spontaneous search for a man who was reported missing the prior month. The impromptu search was conducted after the man’s vehicle was located in the brush and swampy terrain of the Lake Medina lake bed not far from the training location.  After a brief search, TEXSAR’s K9 team...

Gillespie County Search

TEXSAR deployed on Sunday, January 18th at the request of Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills to assist the Sheriff’s Department and the Harper Volunteer Fire Department to search for 3 missing children. By 08:00, TEXSAR had 20 GSAR Technicians, 5 K9 Teams, and IMT personnel in the field in rural Harper TX. At approximately 09:15, the three children were safely located at a neighbors house, after spending the night outside. TEXSAR would like to thank the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office and the...

Wylie Search – October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014, at the request of the Wylie, Texas Police Department, TEXSAR was called to conduct a search for a missing Wylie-area nurse’s aid who was discovered missing after she did not appear at work. The search area was a three mile route she normally took between her home and work. After weeks of searching by local police and fire units, the TEXSAR Austin and Dallas Teams were called in and conducted a wide area land search. The...

Antonio Perea Search

On the evening of Sunday, July 13, 2014, several TEXSAR members were deployed to assist the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Travis County Search and Rescue, and Alamo Area Search and Rescue in the search for Antonio Perea.  Mr. Perea left his residence in southeast Travis County early in the morning that Sunday. Due to high temperatures and his known medical issues multiple search assets were enlisted to help in the effort. These assets included search personnel, search management personnel, K9’s, and...

TEXSAR Supports Brewster County Sheriff’s Office in Terlingua

The TEXSAR team was once again called out to Big Bend country in mid-June. This time we were asked to support an on-going investigation by the Brewster County Sheriff’s office and the Social Security Administration. This deployment demonstrated TEXSAR’s agility by deploying personnel from numerous locations across Texas. Personnel in the search came from Midland, San Antonio, Austin, and Hearn meeting up in the west Texas town of Terlingua. The advance team arrived mid-afternoon which allowed them to link...

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