- Apr 30, 2020
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He may have had some help waiting somewhere.
I am beginning to think that. Based on his history and connections, I think he did have help. He obviously planned this to have some type of weapon with him on this transport, and to have been so successful so far.
TDCJ says only when they have confirmed information that Lopez has moved on is when they might suspend the search or look elsewhere.
“When we get intelligence that tells us he’s not here. And right now we’re not getting anything that tells us otherwise,” said Robert Hurst with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Leon and Centerville ISDs were open Monday.
There are approximately 500 personnel involved in the overall search" for Lopez, the spokesman wrote. "Besides the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, we have the US Marshals, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Leon County sheriffs department with other regional and local LEOs who are assisting."
BBM aboveKPRC had reported Monday that the search involved more than 300 officers both on foot and on horseback canvassing an area of Leon County, just west of Centerville, some 115 miles from Houston. The search is concentrated on a triangular area spanning more than 100 square miles of the east Texas countryside, WFAA reported.
If he's still in there, what is he doing for food? IIRC, one of the articles said there were streams in the area, so he could have access to water, but he'll be starving before long. If he's not in there, how'd he get away? Did he have an accomplice, did he hitchhike?? They are using dogs in the search; you'd think the dogs would pick up his scent...Texas search for escaped killer Gonzalo Lopez enters Day 6; largest concentrated manhunt in decades
That’s quite a lot of ground to cover, most of it rural.
I know they said they are not going to shop until they find him, but realistically, how long can they use this much manpower to find one guy?
With a $50,000 reward, I wonder if some bounty hunters are on the scene too?
I have driven Hwy 7 from Marquez to Centerville on my way to Crockett & the Hwy 21 cutoff many times. It's quite a scenic drive. Mostly four lane now probably (widening was still in progress my last time thru in 2019).more specifics:
law enforcement agencies are searching for the inmate near Highway 7 westbound in Leon County approximately 1.5 miles from Interstate 45.
Tuesday, May 17, 20225 p.m. - TDCJ PIO Robert Hurst spoke today at the 5 p.m. press conference that many members of the community are donating food and drinks to the search teams. Local restaurants are also stepping up and helping feed law enforcement officers who are searching for Lopez.
Hurst said there is no evidence to suggest Gonzalo Lopez is dead. He said there is no evidence to suggest he is no longer in Leon County. Hurst said the officers who are searching are well experienced and they know how to handle the situation.
The TDCJ released new photos of Lopez on Wednesday. The pictures were taken from surveillance footage on the morning of the escape as he was being escorted to the prison bus.