TX - Texas Equusearch founder questions future following thefts

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  1. tk71texas

    tk71texas wth is wrong with people today

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    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Texa...stions-future-following-thefts-212090851.html


    So sad this would happen to this wonderful organization..... :banghead:
     
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  3. tk71texas

    tk71texas wth is wrong with people today

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    http://texasequusearch.org/2013/06/long-time-members-jan-and-alvin-tipps-victims-of-theft/
     
  4. margarita25

    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    "“A lot of stuff, the van, the trailer, the 4 wheelers, the equipment inside the van. I’m speechless,” said Tim Miller.
    Tim Miller says the theft is a $40,000 dollar blow to the organization."

    Infuriating.
     
  5. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I've never seen it. But is the van or trailer marked, does it say Texas Equusearch on it?

    It might help if we could find a picture of the truck and/or trailer and the license plate numbers.

    If we could find it, is there any way to make it go viral? Maybe making a missing flyer type of thing?
     
  6. Cherry

    Cherry Pie

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    Casey A and family have ruined everyone they touched or even came near. I'm so sorry TM and family and searches, that this has happened. I hope you find your equip, or at least insurance will recover or recoup. Never lose hope. I know how hard it is to hear that; even I want to lose hope at times. We all do. Don't lose hope Tim Miller. What you've done with your life after all you've lost is huge. Don't give up.
    :grouphug:
     
  7. Cherry

    Cherry Pie

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    Did they leave the keys in the van? I'm curious. And I'm sure insurance will cover this theft won't it?
     
  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Kimster Former Member

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  10. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I don't know about their ins. But my ins. will only pay for what is permanently installed on a vehicle. Not add ons or contents. So the van, yeah probably. The trailer and all the equipment, that would be questionable.
     
  11. Still_Seek_Answers

    Still_Seek_Answers Hope is our strength......love is our determinatio

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    I would think that ins. would have to cover the Van. The 4 wheelers are most probably insured also. This is a horrible and tragic thing, but I would think some of the loss can be recovered through the ins. Personally I am more amazed that someone would walk into a parking lot and steal a vehicle hauling a trailer with 4 wheelers. Do not misunderstand, I do not doubt for a second that this is what actually happened, I am simply shocked. That took some nerve........
     
  12. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I'm speechless. Who had the nerve to drive away in that big van with the trailer in the middle of the day? It's Houston, cars everywhere. Have there been no reported sightings? What a darn shame! And the day after the thief is arrested. Coincidence?
     
  13. longtallcold

    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    I just read this on FB and my jaw hit the floor
     
  14. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    How awful.

    One saving grace is, that's a very unusual looking van. If they can get enough media coverage, someone will spot it.

    Prayers for Tim Miller, and Equusearch. What a blow.
     
  15. margarita25

    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Volunteer-accused-of-stealing-from-EquuSearch-4609691.php

    "Miller told of receiving a call at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday from the family of a young woman missing in Louisiana, and said that for the first time ever he had to tell the family there was nothing EquuSearch could do.

    "Maybe some kindhearted person out there will remember all the good things we did and will step up and help us out a bit," Miller said. "Or maybe it's God's way of saying, 'You all have done a good job and now it's time to do something else.' 
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    What does the A. Family have to do with this? Tia
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    tk71texas wth is wrong with people today

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    this breaks my heart
     
  19. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Is there a thread on WS for Laura Miller?

    Poor man, so much loss and now this betrayal..
     
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    Teche Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing an audit will be conducted to see if this individual caused any more damage to this wonderful organization. It's horrible to think of the ramifications that could hurt the search for missing people.
     
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    Texas Equusearch finds reason for hope after devastating theft

    Although still dazed by news of an alleged theft by a trusted friend, Texas Equusearch founder and director Tim Miller said he's starting to regain hope for the search and recovery group's future.

    On Thursday, a benefactor met with Miller to donate $3,000, with a promise of $3,000 more if the group can match it.

    "It was very touching and moving," Miller said of his meeting with Randy Hartley, a retired sales manager.

    "I really didn't want to take his money," Miller said. "It's hard for me to do that. We don't ask anybody for anything. It's kind of embarrassing and humbling and all the other emotions that go along with it."

    Asked if there was any time limit to raise the matching $3,000, Hartley said no.

    "But he's going to get the $3,000 real quick, anyway," Hartley said with confidence.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...earch-finds-reason-for-hope-after-4612788.php
     

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