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    LA - Douglas Schantz - 54 years old - New Orleans - 5 March 2010

    http://www.wdsu.com/news/22759688/detail.html

    NOPD Looking For Missing Tourist
    Houston Man Last Seen On Bourbon St. At 2 AM Friday
    POSTED: 9:34 pm CST March 5, 2010
    UPDATED: 9:52 pm CST March 5, 2010

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a tourist who was last seen on Bourbon Street early Friday.

    Police said 54-year-old Douglas Schantz, a Houston resident, was last seen by friends in the 500 block of Bourbon Street at about 2 a.m.

    Schantz was reported missing by his wife, Lori, after he missed his flight with his daughter Friday morning. His family advised that this is uncharacteristic of him not to be seen nor heard from.

    Schantz is described as a white man, about 200 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build, blue eyes and short, straight, dirty blond hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue blazer, white collared shirt and an unknown color tie.

    Anyone with information on Schantz's whereabouts should contact the NOPD at 504-821-2222, 911, or Detective Gwen Guggenheim at 504-658-5300.

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    Police to make announcement about Houston energy-firm president missing in New Orlean

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...cement_ab.html

    By Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune
    March 06, 2010, 1:41PM

    New Orleans police are planning a news conference for 2 p.m. to discuss the disappearance of a Houston energy company president who was last seen early Friday morning on Bourbon Street.
    Schantz has been president since 2003 of Sequent Energy Management, where he oversees natural gas asset management, supply and distribution, trading and producer services. He also is a member of the executive advisory board of the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute based at Tulane University.

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    Colleagues of missing Houston energy-firm president en route to New Orleans to aid

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...g_houston.html

    By The Times-Picayune
    March 06, 2010, 3:10PM

    Colleagues of a Houston energy company president who was last seen wearing a jacket and tie early Friday morning on Bourbon Street are on their way to New Orleans to try to bolster law enforcement efforts to find him.
    Schantz was out with colleagues who last recall seeing him Friday between 1 and 2 a.m. at a bar in the 500 block of Bourbon Street, NOPD Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo said during a Saturday news conference. Defillo said Schantz's hotel key card has show no activity since 3:30 p.m., Thursday, and that has bank and phone accounts have been inactive.

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    LA - Douglas Schantz, 54, New Orleans, 5 Mar 2010

    Energy exec reported missing in New Orleans
    By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE
    Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
    March 6, 2010, 5:41PM


    The president of a Houston energy company disappeared in New Orleans early Friday, according to police who are trying to get surveillance video from the Bourbon Street area where colleagues last saw him.

    Douglas Schantz, 54, is president of Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, one of the largest wholesale gas marketers in the country.

    Colleagues last saw Schantz wearing a blazer and tie between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday in a Bourbon Street bar, Assistant Police Superintendent Marlon Defillo said on Saturday.

    His wife reported him missing after he failed to meet his daughter for a flight home later that morning. Schantz’s hotel key card had not been used since Thursday, and his bank and phone accounts were untouched, Defillo said.

    “It’s completely out of line with how this individual conducts his day-to-day business,” Defillo said. “Typically when someone comes to New Orleans to have a good time, they’ll be gone for a couple of hours. When he has engagements and did not attend, that’s a concern.”

    Company spokesman Alan Chapple confirmed that Schantz was in New Orleans on business. The company is working around-the-clock to assist in the search, he said.

    “We are deeply concerned about Doug,” he said. “We’re working with law enforcement and doing everything we can to get Doug back home safely.”

    He is described as white, about 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, with a medium build, blue eyes and short, straight, dirty-blonde hair. Before being named president of Sequent Energy in May 2003, Schantz was a vice president at Houston-based Cinergy Marketing and Trading. He’s also worked at KM Marketing, L.P., a subsidiary of Kinder-Morgan Inc, as well as Tenneco Energy Company and Transco Energy Company.




    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...y/6900636.html

    ETA: downloadable flier from TES site where he's also listed as missing (http://texasequusearch.org/2010/03/m...ans-la-030510/)

    http://texasequusearch.org/wp-conten...ntzDouglas.pdf
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    A little bit more info at the below link with comments talking about how bad that particular area is.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...g_houston.html

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    Approximate area he went missing from.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...06856&t=h&z=17

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    A little bit more info at the below link with comments talking about how bad that particular area is.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...g_houston.html
    Interesting comments made a few minutes ago by TrumpetingTheTruth...

    Seems they might have found him tho it's not confirmed...apparently was an unidentified victim of a beating death found at 7am near the intersection of Interstate 610 and St. Bernard Avenue in Gentilly.
    Don't believe EVERYTHING you think.[/CENTER]

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarabull View Post
    Interesting comments made a few minutes ago by TrumpetingTheTruth...

    Seems they might have found him tho it's not confirmed...apparently was an unidentified victim of a beating death found at 7am near the intersection of Interstate 610 and St. Bernard Avenue in Gentilly.
    Here is a link to the beating death.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...eating_de.html

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    http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/s...kuBQ5TUiQ.cspx

    "Last time he was seen was 2:00 a.m. leaving Razzoo's and on video surveillance he took a right instead of a left, that's all we know." NOPD Homicide investigators spent Saturday afternoon talking with business owners along Bourbon Street. Defillo says "We've checked his bank records their inactive, cell phones their inactive.

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    http://www.fox8live.com/mostpopular/...kuBQ5TUiQ.cspx

    (snip)
    Around 10:30 that night Schantz and his colleagues headed to Club Razzoo on Bourbon street.

    New Orleans Deputy Chief, Marlon Defillo says at a press conference "And at 2:00 a.m., one of Mr. Schantz colleagues who

    noticed he was originally standing at the bar by himself drinking was not there." Friends didn't suspect anything out of the

    ordinary and headed back to their hotel rooms at the Royal Sonesta. Friday morning they boarded a plane heading back to

    Houston for a meeting. Colleague, Mark Homestead says "We were supposed to have a staff meeting at Noon on Friday and

    we were all sitting there waiting for him to show up."

    Schantz's wife called New Orleans Police and reported him missing.

    Michael Schantz the victim's son says "Last time he was seen was 2:00 a.m. leaving Razzoo's and on video surveillance he

    took a right instead of a left, that's all we know." NOPD Homicide investigators spent Saturday afternoon talking with

    business owners along Bourbon Street. Defillo says "We've checked his bank records their inactive, cell phones their inactive.


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    I'm thinking the body found early this a.m. (beating death) is not Mr. Schantz or we would have heard something by now.

    ITA that Bourbon Street is not a place for anyone to walk alone, even if they are familiar w/ NOLA & are street savvy.

    Prayers for Douglas & his family that he is found safe any minute now.
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    ita the time does not fit for a highly patrolled area. I hope he is found soon

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    probably a crime of opportunity here, sad to say. I doubt a kidnapping. Voluntary departure is possible as in all these cases but the sleaze factor of that neighborhood raises the odds that he was the victim of a crime.

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    Just wanted to comment on my state, New Orleans as a city, and Bourbon Street...

    Many people "party" on Bourbon St. It is very well patrolled. I'm about an hour and a half from there and most weekends, I hear friends saying...going to NOLA. I mean female friends. Like 2 or 3 will just get together and go "pass a good time" as we say down here.

    Like all big cities, New Orleans has crime. But, it's a great place with great people.

    Just kinda wanted to point that out.

    I pray for Douglas and his family.

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