Search Called Off for Missing Girl
DAVIS HILL, April 9, 2014 – By midnight on Tuesday Equuusearch had arrived in the Davis Hill Road Subdivision to join three local fire departments, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Public Safety and others in a search for a 16 year old female jogger that went missing late Tuesday afternoon and had not been seen for several hours.
Several vehicles loaded with four wheelers arrived late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning to assist in the search and Equusearch arrived just after midnight.
The Department of Public Safety was called in to provide air support for the massive search operation and the FBI was contacted for their resources, according to Captain Ken DeFoor.
An Amber Alert was also issued.
Additionally, according to Captain DeFoor, the Texas Rangers were summoned to bring their expertise into the investigation.
The small county road near the girl’s home was lined on both sides with vehicles and search equipment to commence the search around midnight.
The Texas Equusearch website says that, “16 year old Jo Schubert was last seen in Liberty County on April 8, 2014 and The Liberty County Sheriffs department has requested our immediate response to a possible abduction of a 16 year old female jogger. We will be in need of searchers on foot and ATV. The staging area 151 County Road 2257 in Liberty County just outside of Cleveland.”
The Equusearch website goes on to say, “If you have seen Tara Jo Schubert since her disappearance, if you know of her current whereabouts, or if you have any information concerning her disappearance; please contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.”
Equusearch further identifies the missing girl as Tarra Jo Schubert age 16 of Liberty County.
See Equusearch Flyer
Captain Ken DeFoor stated as he was returning home around 5:00 AM, as it turned out the 16 year old girl was never lost and had some how, (The Sheriff’s Department won’t say) traveled to a friend’s house in Daisetta where she was found and returned home. Despite what Captain DeFoor said, other news sources report that the girl was found at her boyfriend's house.
The search lasted until 4:30 AM Wednesday morning.
None of the information concerning the girl’s identity, address or photograph was shared with local news media by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.