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    TX - Crystal Seratte McDowell, 38, Baytown, 25 Aug 2017 #3 *Arrest*



    Texas Realtor vanishes right before Hurricane Harvey strikes!

    Crystal Seratte McDowell, age 38, of Baytown TX was last seen around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, August 25, 2017. She went missing prior to the hurricane hitting the area.

    Crystal is a real estate agent and was scheduled to show a new construction property in Crosby Texas that morning, but it was cancelled due to the impending storm.

    Her black Mercedes C-Class with Texas plates HBB-6351 is also missing.

    Crystal is 5’4” tall, weighs 120 lbs., has long blonde hair, hazel eyes and has pierced ears. She was last seen wearing a light pink/purple dress.
    Anyone with information about her case is urged to call the Chambers County Police Department at (409) 267-2500.[COLOR=#1d2129]

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    Is there anyone that can do a screen capture of the photo of Crystal and her BF in the bar? They have yellow bands on their wrists and I had 2 ?'s above about the photo and cannot link.

    It is now at the end of Thread #2.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyRocks View Post
    Is there anyone that can do a screen capture of the photo of Crystal and her BF in the bar? They have yellow bands on their wrists and I had 2 ?'s above about the photo and cannot link.

    It is now at the end of Thread #2.

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    I know which one you are talking about but I can only find it in videos, not anywhere that I can copy. Here it is at the start of a CNN video:

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/09...rvey-texas.cnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyRocks View Post
    Is there anyone that can do a screen capture of the photo of Crystal and her BF in the bar? They have yellow bands on their wrists and I had 2 ?'s above about the photo and cannot link.

    It is now at the end of Thread #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlossyMay View Post
    From link above...

    The green writing on the shirt looks like it says "...press" something? Express? Empress? Cypress?
    Second partial word is possibly "...ores" OR "...opes"? I have no clue, lol. Any locals know where this place is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    The green writing on the shirt looks like it says "...press" something? Express? Empress? Cypress?
    Second partial word is possibly "...ores" OR "...opes"? I have no clue, lol. Any locals know where this place is?
    I've seen the entire photo and I think the guy is a builder.

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    Foul play suspected in mom’s disappearance a day before Harvey

    Authorities suspect that foul play is involved in the case of a Houston mom who went missing just a day before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in the area.

    Crystal McDowell, 37, went missing after she left her boyfriend’s apartment Aug. 25 to pick up her two young kids from her ex-husband, ABC News reported.

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    "I hate to use the term presumed dead because there are two children, so I hope that we find her alive and well," Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said Wednesday. "But I don't feel real confident about it."

    McDowell vanished on Aug. 25, after telling her boyfriend she was headed to her ex-husband's house near Mont Belvieu to pick up her children, ages 8 and 5. When her family didn't hear from her, they called authorities the following day to report her missing.


    "It's my belief as the sheriff that there was foul play," he said. "I think that she would have surfaced because she has two lovely children and she seemed be falling for another man - and I feel she would have surfaced."

    Her effusive Facebook posts in the days before her disappearance don't hint at any problems.

    "I've never been happier in my whole life than I am right now," she wrote two days before she vanished. "God is so good."

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...g-12181998.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by liltexans View Post
    Her effusive Facebook posts in the days before her disappearance don't hint at any problems.

    "I've never been happier in my whole life than I am right now," she wrote two days before she vanished. "God is so good."

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...g-12181998.php
    Sometimes when people are deeply depressed or feel like they can't voice how they honestly feel they say the exact opposite of what they mean. A red herring. I think this is called, 'smiling depression' in psychology. One can look so happy and be so friendly but inside they feel like they're dying.

    My mom use to tell me, "those who're truly happy don't mention it" because they're too busy enjoying the moment and aren't in the frame of mind to tell others how happy or great their life is. So... it's something to think about.

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    I'm still stuck on LE saying here are other POIs in this case who may have had something to do wth this. Crystal obviously was love by all, had loads of friends. But among them is the person who disappeared her.

    I also watch a lot of ID and it was brought up that there have been several cases where RE agents were showing homes and disappeared by a prospective "client". This could have been planned and orchestrated by a perp who had targeted her.

    So, I don't think it's an accident or coincidence this happened the day before Hirricane Harvey rolled into town. It wouldn't be the first time someone used a natural disaster to cover up a murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manlet View Post
    Sometimes when people are deeply depressed or feel like they can't voice how they honestly feel they say the exact opposite of what they mean. A red herring. I think this is called, 'smiling depression' in psychology. One can look so happy and be so friendly but inside they feel like they're dying.

    My mom use to tell me, "those who're truly happy don't mention it" because they're too busy enjoying the moment and aren't in the frame of mind to tell others how happy or great their life is. So... it's something to think about.
    But that post on facebook wasn't the only place she said she was happy. She said in text messages to the friend (BB) that she was happy about her new boyfriend and in text messages to her boyfriend she seems to be head-over-heels in love (JMO). She was planning a cruise and then after that a trip to Belgium with the boyfriend and she told him in texts how excited she was to travel with him. Her uncle said she was successful in her real estate career. She was building a new home for herself. The only thing in life she did not seem happy about was her ex who she called a jerk and said he takes advantage of her. I think she was moving on with her life and was happy how it was working out. Someone didn't like that she was happy. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    But that post on facebook wasn't the only place she said she was happy. She said in text messages to the friend (BB) that she was happy about her new boyfriend and in text messages to her boyfriend she seems to be head-over-heels in love (JMO). She was planning a cruise and then after that a trip to Belgium with the boyfriend and she told him in texts how excited she was to travel with him. Her uncle said she was successful in her real estate career. She was building a new home for herself. The only thing in life she did not seem happy about was her ex who she called a jerk and said he takes advantage of her. I think she was moving on with her life and was happy how it was working out. Someone didn't like that she was happy. JMO.
    Bring forward my own post on Crystal being happy. I stand by what I said and I believe she was really happy. As for the bolded, I suspected all along that it was the ex who didn't like that she was happy. He seems like the controlling and possessive type who was of the mindset that if he couldn't have her, no one else should. I hate that I was apparently right. Her poor kids. RIP Crystal

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