Texas EquuSearch is returning to the Central Florida are for a search; however, this time it is not for missing Caylee Anthony. TES is back in Florida to search for missing 31 year old Shawn Walters. Walters has been missing since Sunday, November 23, 2008 when he was last seen fishing near Merritt Island. Texas Equusearch moved in after Brevard County officials and the Coast Guard suspended their search for Shawn Waters on November 26.
Jonathan Shawn Evan Waters’ gheenoe was found overturned by a fisherman around 4 p.m. Monday.
Missing Shawn Waters
Equusearch moved in after Brevard County officials and the Coast Guard suspended their search for Shawn Waters on November 26. He disappeared from Merritt Island’s Manatee Cove two days earlier.
Team leader Tim Miller scanned through sonar images Saturday night in search of any signs of the father of three.
They did not find Waters, but they believe his body will surface in the next few days.
He said Waters’ family approached the volunteer group. More families with missing loved ones will now be able to approach the group also.
Miller revealed Equusearch could soon become a permanent fixture with the formation of a new chapter in Orlando. It’s the organization’s first branch outside its home base in Houston.
“Many people want to start branches in different states, but we just seen how everybody came together for Caylee,” Miller said. “We’re just getting organized right now.”
Once again Texas EquuSearch shows all that they are more than just being about one missing person. Texas EquuSearch has always been about searching for as many missing persons as they can no matter whether the media covers the story or not. All missing persons should be searched for and recovered. It is most certain that Shawn Waters’ case will not be broadcast every night and there will be no media satellite trucks or 24/7 live internet feeds that pertain to this case. However, one thing is certain … TES will be searching.
Equusearch also is showing that each missing persons case can benefit the next. The attention that was drawn from the case of missing 3 year old Caylee Anthony and the many people who volunteered has made it possible for TES to form a chapter in the Orlando area for missing persons cases. Out of unfortunate and bad situations like the case of missing Caylee does come some good. Individuals coming together to help in other missing persons cases. Always remember, just because the national media does not cover a case does not mean that there are not many other missing persons that need attention and to be found. Everyone deserves to be brought home.