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Tyler Co. investigators still searching for missing mother and son, a year later


In September of 2011 a 79 year-old woman and her physically disabled son went missing and Tyler County investigators are still searching for answers.

While officials continue to narrow down theories they're reaching out to the public for any information.

"Its kind of like a chess game you have to make a move when you need to make a move, get the info when you can get the information," said A.R. Bud Sturrock, Chief Investigator, Tyler County Sheriff's Office.

Lettie and John Fisher Jr. were last seen September 19th, 2011 before going fishing at Magnolia Ridge Park.

"It was never reported until the 22nd because its not unusual for a vehicle to be parked in different areas of the park two or three days at a time," said Sturrock.

Investigators say they know the Fishers went home to change clothes before going fishing but no fishing equipment was ever found."

"None of the fishing equipment was located after multiple searches in the creek and park area of Magnolia Ridge which is highly unusual," said Sturrock.

Chief Investigator A.R. Bud Sturrock says several sightings have been reported Lufkin, Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri. Officials continue to follow leads and narrow down theories that could possibly close the case.

"Its a two theory case as far as active theories that are leading us to where we think something may develop that would possibly cause us to be closure to it," said Sturrock.

Investigators say with each day that passes there is less of a chance they will return home.

But that won't stop them from finding closure.

"You never know what may come up, what may develop the next day that we can follow-up on and put closure, this case will be active forever," said Sturrock.

Investigators are urging the public to call the Polk or Tyler County Sheriff's Office with any information about the case.

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