Bowie County Sheriff asking for help locating missing man - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

BREAKING NEWS

Bowie County Sheriff asking for help locating missing man

Joseph Edward Gaspard (Source: Bowie Co. SO) Joseph Edward Gaspard (Source: Bowie Co. SO)

From Bowie County Sheriff's Department:

BOWIE COUNTY, TX - On 06-05-13 at 7:15 a.m., Deputy David Gipson responded to a missing person call on Farm to Market 44 West outside of DeKalb, Texas. He met Glenda Quinn who reported that her son Joseph Gaspard had left home around 7:00 pm on 06-03-13 in his silver 1988 Honda Accord two door with Texas tag CR6D445 to take a friend named Emily Rose Dudley to get her car.

Later in the evening, Gaspard called Mrs. Quinn back to tell her he had taken a wrong turn and gotten lost in the woods. Mrs. Quinn looked for her son due to this happening twice before and both times she was able to find him. Mrs. Quinn last spoke with her son on 06-04-13 around 7:00 pm. At that time, he told her he was alone in the woods and his vehicle was stuck in a ditch full of water.

Mrs. Quinn is concerned for her son's welfare due to his medical conditions that cause him to become confused. Gaspard suffers from kidney failure and has to have dialysis three times a week. Gaspard's cellular phone last hit a cellular tower located at Farm to Market 44 and Interstate 30 indicating that he was west or south of this location. Deputies and Officers from Texas Parks and Wildlife have conducted a ground search in this area. The area has also been searched by air with helicopters from the Bowie County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety. All of these efforts have been met with negative results.

Residents who live in the area west and south of Farm to Market 44 and Interstate 30 are asked to check trails and roads on their lands for Gaspard and his vehicle. Investigators are also still attempting to make contact with Emily Rose Dudley as she was the last person to see Gaspard. Anyone with information about Gaspard or Dudley is asked to contact the Bowie County Sheriff's Office at 903.798.3149 or by calling 911.

Missing Person: Joseph Edward Gaspard, white male, 06/05/1965, 5'5", 130, shaved head, blue eyes, and has tattoo sleeves on both arms. Mr. Gaspard was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, a camouflage shirt, camouflage pants, and brown boots.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Vehicle accident on I-10 WB near Shattuck Street

    Vehicle accident on I-10 WB near Shattuck Street

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:39:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another round of showers Monday before another stretch of dry weather later this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another round of showers Monday before another stretch of dry weather later this week

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:25:21 GMT
    Another round of storms MondayAnother round of storms Monday

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon. 

    More >>

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Hometown Hero - Edward Wilcox

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-07-23 15:42:03 GMT
    Ed WilcoxEd Wilcox

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.

    More >>

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly