TX TX - Aaron Balaban, 36, Iraq war veteran, League City, 10 Feb 2020 *PTSD*

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  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    A Texas EquuSearch team in League City has suspended its initial search Saturday for a missing Iraq War veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Aaron Balaban, 36, was last seen Monday when he walked away from his parents leafy suburban home around 10:30 p.m. He was wearing jeans, a dark green puffy jacket and tennis shoes.

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    League City team suspends search for missing Iraq veteran who suffers from PTSD

    Aaron Balaban, 36, had been staying with his parents following several upheavals in his life, and had an upcoming court date Tuesday morning on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. The night before the hearing, he told his father he was relieved he was coming with him to court. Tuesday morning, Balaban was gone. He was seen wearing jeans, a dark green puffy jacket and tennis shoes.

    Officials received a tip Saturday morning from ex-landlord of the missing man, saying he’d spotted Balaban on a running trail near Toddville Road in Seabrook, White said. The former landlord—who’d had a contentious relationship with the missing man—tried to approach the man he saw on the trail, but he fled. Volunteers searched for about a mile around the trail as well, to no avail. However, Balaban’s father said the ex-landlord’s description didn’t sound right — his son didn’t have pork chop sideburns and he had a short haircut, unlike the man the caller described.
     
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    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Search suspended for missing Iraqi vet last seen Monday

    Balaban’s parents said he left their house late Monday night carrying just a cell phone and wallet and never returned.


    Texas EquuSearch said the League City Police Department started a missing person's report on Balaban but cancelled it Friday. They did not say why.
    This part stood out to me. Not sure if that’s what they meant or if they were trying to say LE cancelled the search (not missing person report) ??
     
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    FEB 16, 2020
    MISSING VETERAN: Iraq War Veteran last seen in League City, Texas
    • Texas EquuSearch posted an active search for Aaron Balaban, 36.
    • The notification indicates Balaban was last seen in League City, Texas on February 10, 2020 around 10:30 pm.
    • "They have found evidence that Balaban may be in hiding” and pointed out that “his PTSD may be a factor in his disappearance," said Texas EquuSearch Director of Operations David White.
    • If you have information regarding Balaban's whereabouts, call the League City Police Department at 281-332-2566 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
     
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    Noting:
    • AB is 5'11" tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has sandy-colored hair.
    • His father says he has post-traumatic episodes, but he does not believe he is suicidal.
    • AB has an ex-wife and two children and he’d been excited that he was going to spend this Saturday with the boys. He loved taking them to the movies, going fishing and playing sports with them.
    • AB served a 1 year tour in Iraq and saw “extreme action” as a cavalry scout in the Army, 101st Airborne Division, as a 50-caliber gunner on a Humvee.
    • He came back with hearing loss, he was afraid of loud noises, crowded rooms, and he was nervous anywhere there were a lot of cars around him.
    • A crew of 27 volunteers searched a 1-mile radius from his parents’ home on foot, ATV and in cars for about 7 hours, headed by David White, TXEQ.
     
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    His FB: Aaron Balaban

    I hope he's just hiding out somewhere and is safe.
     
  7. UnderstandBlue

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    Just saw this on our local news and came to see if there was a thread. Since he had his phone, I hope that's helpful.
     
  8. Luckyzmom

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    Keeping Aaron and family in my prayers. Hope he just needed some solitude, c'mon back soon to your family they are worried. There are brighter days ahead. Please be safe
     
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    Aaron is still missing as of 15 hours ago, according to his sister, "SBA," on FB.
     
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    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    Oh no. :(

    Whoever it is I pray they are brought home to their family.

    Thanks for the link although disheartening to read.

    Jmho
     
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    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    On Thursday this body was found 10 minutes away from the male found Saturday in Brays Bayou.

    Body found near University of Houston-Downtown

    Houston police officers were called to the 1600 block of Keene after someone found the man lifeless.

    Snip

    The body was found on a street adjacent to the north end of the university.
     
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    How awfully sad, Prayers for these men and their families, at least they have a chance to get home and properly laid to rest.
     
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    Unfortunately I was unable to find any updates.
     
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