Tim Miller & Texas Equusearch Hope to Do Landfill Search at No Cost to Authorities or Family for Missing Tynesha Stewart
19 year old Tynesha Stewart has been missing since March 15, 2007. Sadly, she is presumed dead as her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Wayne Shepherd , has confessed to her murder. Steward told authorities that he dumped Tynesha Stewart’s body in a garbage bin. This is when the story takes a contentious turn.
Houston authorities are balking at the premise of a landfill search due to the enormity and cost of such a search.
Because of that and the sheer volume of trash needed to be searched, sheriff’s officials say they are considering not searching the landfills at all. In addition, the search could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“You can see how this is going to be expensive, and there is little confidence that it would even turn up anything,” said Lt. Martin.
Enter Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch and their many volunteer members and connections to get the right assets for searching for missing loved ones. We spoke with Tim Miller regarding the prospects of the landfill search. Tim Miller stated, “that they have been talking to and will be meeting with Waste Management in the morning regarding the search of the landfill where Tyneshia Stewart’s body is believed to be”. Tim Miller had also met with the family of Tyneshia. Tim Miller told us the following, “I have every intention of doing this search and it will be at no cost to the Sheriff’s department or the family. I am optimistic that we can find her. Tyneshia Stewart needs to be found and brought home to her family.”
For the full story from the beginning and updates go to Missing & Exploited
UPDATE I: Agony, anger over decision not to hunt for teen’s body
We will just say that no search is impossible. If that were the case no searches for missing people would ever be initiated. Searching is not an easy job, if it were everyone would be doing it. That being said, there is no reason why the attempt should not be made. The issue seems to be cost, yet TES has stated they would do the search at no cost to the city or the family. Give the search a chance. No missing person should be considered garbage.
Faced with the “virtually impossible” task of excavating 40,000 tons of landfill waste to find Tynesha Stewart’s body, Harris County sheriff’s officials made the agonizing decision Thursday night that the odds of success were too remote to try.
Sheriff’s officials met with the slain Texas A&M University student’s mother, Gale Shields, shortly before a scheduled 7 p.m. candlelight vigil to inform her there would be no search for her daughter’s body.
“Oh my God!” a sobbing Shields said later. “It just broke my heart that they could put a dollar amount on my, on a person’s life, especially if they probably know where she is. … And they just want to leave her out there. They just want us to leave her out there in the trash because of a dollar amount. I just can’t understand that.” (Houston Chronicle)
All Updates from the beginning can be read HERE.