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Search for missing Barrett man widens, mystery grows

CROSBY – When a local man became reported missing on Feb. 8, detectives began to investigate and a mounted volunteer force came to town to the rescue or find out what happened.

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of Tyrin Arcenaux, Monday, Feb. 9, at 4:00 a.m. his car was found on U.S. 90. His family had reported him missing on Sunday.

Harris County Sheriff’s Detectives, Marine Division, and Texas EquuSearchMounted Search and Recovery Team have combed the vicinity and waterways where the car was discovered, but as yet there is no rescue or recovery. On Sunday, Feb. 14, Texas EquuiSearch was back dragging under the Beaumont Highway in hopes of locating a body. As of Tuesday, nothing has been found and hope is waning of finding him.

The Harris County Marine Division told Homicide Detectives that the 50º temperature of the San Jacinto River would indicate several days would have to pass before a body would float to the surface, and then possibly miles downstream from where it entered the water.

When Sheriff’s Deputies released the car to the family , Texas Equuisearch Director Tim Miller looked on. In his account, a woman opened the door and took something from the front car seat. She then scampered away with whatever she had found there. Miller says he turned to a deputy and said, “Well, we could possibly be looking at a murder in this case.”

Homicide Detectives indicate that thus far they have found indications that Arceneaux may have been involved with drugs but declined further comment as they have found no evidence that foul play was involved with the disappearance.

“Well, our volunteers put helicopters (they are kind of expensive to operate,) 4 wheelers, horses, infra-red cameras, air scent dogs, and side-scan sonar to try and find him but we have yet to find a trace of him.” said Tim Miller, Director and Founder of Texas EquuiSearch, “Our first concern is to find the lost alive, then to recover the body, only when a loved one is found can the family begin the process of healing.”

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