Family disagrees with Hunt County Sheriff regarding missing firefighter's possible suicide
HUNT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Michael Chambers has not been seen since running an errand for his wife at a Wal-Mart near his home in Quinlan, in Hunt County. His disappearance launched a massive search, which turned up no sign of him.
March 10, 2017 was the last day, retired Dallas firefighter, Michael Chambers was seen by his family, and that same night, dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor.
"And what appears to be blood on his shop floor, and we can't get him on his telephone. And his wallet and keys were in the shop right where the blood was…"
70-year-old Michael Chambers lived in Quinlan. He is described as 6'3", 225 lbs., balding with gray hair. He has been missing for over a year.
"The not knowing wears on your brain 24/7; it doesn't go away," Chambers' daughter Suzy Losoya says.
For weeks after Chambers went missing, his daughter, Suzy, along with other family, friends, and community members, went searching, and found nothing.
"I do think unfortunately that he was harmed, I do not think it was by his own hand," Losoya says.
But the Hunt County sheriff's office announced a different theory just this week, when Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told a local radio station that he believed Chambers might have committed suicide.
"We had a cell phone expert ping his phone, and they were able to trace Mr. Chambers from his residence, from Walmart to his residence, and then leaving his residence and going back to the two mile bridge at a slow speed," Hunt County Sgt. Jeff Haines says.
Sgt. Haines says although their lead theory is suicide, they are still thoroughly investigating the case, and hoping to have DPS divers re-search the water underneath the bridge as soon as possible.
"I don't think I'm getting a storybook ending on this one, at this point, I need to bring him home and put him to rest with dignity," Losoya says.
Chambers daughter, Suzy Losoya says there is still a $25,000 reward for any information that could lead to an arrest in this case, if his death was the result of foul play.
Search underway for missing Hunt County man