For the past few days, local authorities have been on the lookout for missing 18 year old Justin Kirby Walker. He was last seen at the UME concert held on Schlitterbahn Water Park last Friday night.
Cameron County Chief Park Ranger Horacio Zamora says, “As of right now we’re still focusing on South Padre Island. And like I said, San Antonio is a big focus because that is where he is from. So we do have the Texas rangers helping out.”
Authorities have been searching by land, air and sea. Today new efforts were implemented.
“We brought in the border patrol cadaver dogs, the search team, and we went through the area around Schlitterbahn, there is a marshy area to the south side and on the north side. And they did not hit on anything. We also have three people we need to speak with that were at the camp site and get statements from,” says Zamora.
The search for the missing teen continues. Although all available law enforcement is putting their best effort forth, some community members are heading out to make a difference.
Such is the case with local resident and volunteer searcher, Bob Paris. Paris says, “We just felt that we couldn’t sit by and not do anything. As local residents, it hurts all of us on so many levels and we feel like we just have to get out and help.”
Bob and his wife are going to popular destinations dropping out flyers at popular destinations so that both locals and tourists know what walker looks like.
“I’m sure other people will be doing the same thing, the community always pitches in. I’m very proud of our community,” says Paris.
For now, the search for the 18 year old continues. Anyone with tips leading to the teen is asked to speak up and call (956) 761-5283.