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    TX - Rodrick Cassell, 24, Houston, 29 Aug 2014 *Arrest*

    Rodrick Darnell Cassell


    Marine's family needs help finding missing Houston combat vet
    The family of a Marine combat veteran from Houston missing since late August appealed to the public on Wednesday for helping finding their loved one. Rodrick Darnell Cassell, 24, has not been seen since the early hours of Aug. 29. According to Houston police Cassell told his girlfriend just after midnight that he was going to meet friends in the 11900 block of Hunkler Drive in Southeast Houston near Pearland. After a few hours of not hearing from him his girlfriend alerted family members and later police. HPD's missing persons unit worked the case for a month before homicide took it on. Cassell was driving a 2007 black Toyota Camry with Texas license plates number CTS-3800 when he went missing nearly three months ago. The car was owned by his mother, Yolanda Broussard. She spoke at a Wednesday morning press conference appealing for any information on her son's whereabouts. The car was equipped with LoJack, a vehicle recovery system. It was activated when he went missing, but there have been no hits on the vehicle.
    "This is totally out of character for him," Broussard said Wednesday. Cassell is one of 10 siblings, the baby of the bunch. As the holiday season approaches his family would like to have him back home and has offered up a reward. She describes her son as a witty, loving young man. For him to be out of touch with family this long is troublesome. The day before he went missing he had been at a family function and according to Broussard her and her son had had a great conversation. "The last thing he told me was that he loved me and that he was going home," Broussard said. His sister, Dykeba Frank, said he was recently in her wedding. In the picture she shared of him from the wedding he looked to be the life of the party.
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    So this young Marine goes missing on August 29th and we're just now hearing about it with Veteran's Day on the minds of many. As a former military brat I'm saddened by this. I hope that you're found safe and sound young man. Thank you sir for your service.
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Friends told Houston police Cassell left their address to return to his home at about 12:15 a.m. According to officers, Cassell's girlfriend did not hear from him for several hours, and neither she nor family members were able to reach him by phone.

    "When he left the house he told his girlfriend he was leaving and he was going to meet with a friend, and we never heard from him again. He didn't come home," said his sister, Dykeba Frank.

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    His car was equipped with LoJack, a vehicle recovery system. It was activated when he went missing, but there have been no hits on the vehicle.
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    Per some tweets, he goes by RaRa.

    He was wearing a blue and orange Adidas shirt, brown Levi jeans and blue Adidas tennis shoes.
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    and he's an older (than teen) black male, so sadly, he just won't garner the same attention as others who go missing in these circumstances....

    If Lojack is not getting any "hits" - what does that mean? The car HAS to be somewhere, right? Perhaps submerged so not able to communicate with LoJack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    and he's an older (than teen) black male, so sadly, he just won't garner the same attention as others who go missing in these circumstances....

    If Lojack is not getting any "hits" - what does that mean? The car HAS to be somewhere, right? Perhaps submerged so not able to communicate with LoJack?
    I hate to think it, but I hope his car isn't at the bottom of a lake or in an unseen ditch somewhere.
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    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/mp...ssing%20Person
    Rodrick Darnell Cassell
    Case Number: M1409001 Case Type: Other
    Height: 6' 02" Weight: 190 lbs.
    Date of Birth: 8/2/1990 Age Missing: 24
    Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Black
    Race: Black Sex: Male
    Last Seen in: Houston (Harris County) Last Seen on: 8/29/2014
    State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA

    Miscellaneous Notes: Mr. Cassell was last seen wearing a blue and orange "Addidas" brand shirt with brown jeans and blue and orange "Addidas" brand shoes. He was last seen driving a black 2007 Toyota Camry bearing Texas license plate CTS3800.
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    Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
    Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243

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    Skeletal remains found Fannin and Holmes Houston.

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/wo...field/30698232

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    http://www.khou.com/story/news/2015/...yous/22889179/

    There's an ongoing effort to remove more than a hundred vehicles submerged in Houston's bayous which are popular dumping grounds for criminals... Some families are also hoping for closure in finding their missing loved ones.

    Twenty-four-year-old Rodrick Cassel is a decorated Marine who served in Afghanistan. He went missing from Houston on August 29th. His mother Yolanda Broussard said, "We've searched everywhere for my son." She added, "They've never found the car or my son."

    Her fear? Both are in Sims Bayou.

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    How right you could be los2188 with them searching Sims Bayou.

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    Harris County court documents show a man has been charged in the shooting death of a Marine who was reported missing in late 2014.

    Devante Malone, whose photo has not been released, is charged with murder in the death of former Marine Rodrick Cassell.
    http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime...rine/72388498/
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    Man accused of alleged murder of former Marine appears in court http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime...ourt/72567876/

    "During the court hearing Monday, prosecutors read aloud probable cause documents, which accuse Malone and another person of shooting and killing Cassell. Prosecutors tell KHOU 11 that key information from witnesses on how Cassell was killed and where he could be found led them to his body and a burned out vehicle."

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    Right now they aren't saying exactly where he or his car were found, I wonder why they'd keep that quiet ??

    This guy vanishes without a trace for over a year, and now they are playing coy with information about what happened to him and where it happened.

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