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Family holds vigil for missing man
Steven Curtis Jones disappeared April 16; some fear foul play
“We just feel like we’ve got to keep the community knowing about what’s going on and that he’s not found, and we’ve got to keep looking for him until he is found,” wife Lynn Jones said in the parking lot of Liberty-Eylau Middle School, where about 50 people attended the vigil. That included Steven’s and Lynn’s son, 12-year-old Curtis. 

A table was set up in the parking lot with “Happy Birthday” trim around its edges. Jones’ sister, Kathy Sturdivant, said birthdays are supposed to be about celebrating, but that was impossible Monday.

“This day only brings more anguish and heartache to those who know Steve,” Sturdivant said. She urged people to tell their neighbors of Jones’ disappearance and to constantly be on the lookout for signs of him.

Jones left home for a ride on his motorcycle about 7 p.m. April 16 and has not been seen since. The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office conducted two searches in the days after he vanished. 

“In keeping with the determination always shown by Steve Jones, there will be another search,” said family friend Jo Ann Eichler as she read a statement while standing in the back of a pickup. The search is not being organized by local law enforcement, but friends and family, and is tentatively set for May 5. 

Sturdivant said she appreciates the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office but is frustrated that more isn’t being done and fears Jones’ harsh opinions about law enforcement may be one reason for that. 

“He was very outspoken in his belief that there was corruption in the local law enforcement,” Sturdivant said. 

People at the rally said an outside group, Texas EquuSearch, wanted to come look for him, but were denied permission to do so by the Sheriff’s Office.

In a telephone interview Monday night, Sheriff James Prince said that’s false. 

“From what I was told, they told my investigator they couldn’t do anything different than what we’ve already done without having an idea of where to go search,” Prince said. 

Prince said deputies have searched every area where Jones was known to go riding. 

“And we’re doing everything we can to also look at the possibility, and I say possibility, of foul play, but we can only do what we can do there as well,” the sheriff said. 

Sturdivant called for an outside agency to investigate her brother’s disappearance. Prince said he would have no problem with that and no law enforcement officer bears ill will toward Jones for comments he has made. 

“I have no problem with anyone coming in,’cause I want him found as much as anybody,” Prince said.“Matter of fact, I pray every night we find him.”

Sturdivant said Jones left the house with just $10 in cash, no helmet and no medication. She referred to enemies Jones has made and fears he met with foul play. 

As the sun disappeared completely into the evening sky, family friend Ed Cook said he has no idea what became of Jones.

“There’s a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors and stuff,” Cook said.“Only God knows what happened.”

“I’d love to see him come home, though,” said Randy Roberts, another friend. 
Cook replied confidently,“God will bring him home.”
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prince never ceases to amaze me with his forked tongue...we told equisearch they could help and we did several searches...blah blah blah..equisearch is a great group to have help in searches and its my opinion that they didnt want "experienced searchers" who might actually find something useful or helpful to steve's family...this family has been through heck since he went missing and until they get the answers they deserve it will continue....really bcso? come on and stop bull crappin DO THE RIGHT THING and prove me wrong...that all cops are dirty...i doubt stevez family gets on here but if yall do God Bless You and you are still in my prayers
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me me wrote:
prince never ceases to amaze me with his forked tongue...we told equisearch they could help and we did several searches...blah blah blah..equisearch is a great group to have help in searches and its my opinion that they didnt want "experienced searchers" who might actually find something useful or helpful to steve's family...this family has been through heck since he went missing and until they get the answers they deserve it will continue....really bcso? come on and stop bull crappin DO THE RIGHT THING and prove me wrong...that all cops are dirty...i doubt stevez family gets on here but if yall do God Bless You and you are still in my prayers
Really!? And what would you have them do? Do you know what they are doing, have you sat in on meetings or briefings and have any info that others don't, nope, again you assume they just aren't trying! Where would you have them search that they already haven't and at whose expense!? Fuel for a chopper isn't cheep and neither is overtime! If you or anyone have anything new to add then I'm all for looking wherever, but continually looking in the same overgrown space, spending who knows how much tax dollars to get the same answer is ignorant. But as the usual, it's law enforcements fault he's not been found, or that he ran away, or whatever! Then again it looks to me that the ones he and you hate soooo much are the first ones you need in a time like this, it might serve you well to remember that!
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sadly ironic that these news articles provide more cohearant background into this Jones, you certainly could not get much clear from the incoherant off topic rants he made on the topix. dont take that wrong or disrespectful, but you know on some level it was true. it was difficult to follow his reasonings on this board often times.
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So the hundred or so searchers who gave their time to look we're all in a conspiracy to keep from finding Steve. Did you go to the command post and see the organization in operation. It was very professional. Just because Steve talked about and lied about people dosen't mean they will stoop to his level. Law enforcement has a job to do and many checks and balances. Sooner or later all will come to light.

I'm sure all the people that gave up their time, their 4 wheeler gas, loaded their horses and hauled them here for all over the area really appreciate hearing the search was a scam.

Grow up.
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Apr 24, 2012
 
A few word changed by spell check but I am sure you can figure it out
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has the option of a voluntary decision to travel beyond the local area been totally removed as a possibility? how do you know he didnt just take off into the sunset for reasons unknown or known only to him?
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Well wrote:
So the hundred or so searchers who gave their time to look we're all in a conspiracy to keep from finding Steve. Did you go to the command post and see the organization in operation. It was very professional. Just because Steve talked about and lied about people dosen't mean they will stoop to his level. Law enforcement has a job to do and many checks and balances. Sooner or later all will come to light.
I'm sure all the people that gave up their time, their 4 wheeler gas, loaded their horses and hauled them here for all over the area really appreciate hearing the search was a scam.
Grow up.
Calvin Stevens, aka Smokey Stevens. Don't you know when to shut your mouth? Figure it out or I'll let a few of your skeletons out of the closet. Remember, there used to be party lines in your neighborhood.
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urabutt wrote:
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Calvin Stevens, aka Smokey Stevens. Don't you know when to shut your mouth? Figure it out or I'll let a few of your skeletons out of the closet. Remember, there used to be party lines in your neighborhood.
You just can not help yourself can you Lynn?
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Really!? And what would you have them do? Do you know what they are doing, have you sat in on meetings or briefings and have any info that others don't, nope, again you assume they just aren't trying! Where would you have them search that they already haven't and at whose expense!? Fuel for a chopper isn't cheep and neither is overtime! If you or anyone have anything new to add then I'm all for looking wherever, but continually looking in the same overgrown space, spending who knows how much tax dollars to get the same answer is ignorant. But as the usual, it's law enforcements fault he's not been found, or that he ran away, or whatever! Then again it looks to me that the ones he and you hate soooo much are the first ones you need in a time like this, it might serve you well to remember that!
first off i didnt say i hate cops...never said that in this post...i dont like liars plain and simple...second james crawfished when asked about equisearch...cause he knows hes full of crap...ALL who searched? i saw 4 people w dogs and maybe 20 on horseback...and another thing i wouldnt give a flying crap how much the helicopter fuel cost to look for my loved one.....we all pay taxes to fuel that helicopter when need be...maybe you should threaten other people cause im not scared :)
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Apr 24, 2012
 
Lynn didn't live out there when there were party lined! Sounds like someone did!
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Wounded thrived on finding "conspiracies" in everything. So, it's only appropriate that there is now a conspiracy being thrown out there involving the search for him.

Maybe people should have done something to try and stop him instead of egging him on. He got encouragement from many sides....many agendas were met by an unknowing Wounded. You all know who you are. I hope you are questioning yourselves now. If not, I feel for ya.
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Apr 24, 2012
 
Someonewhoknows wrote:
Lynn didn't live out there when there were party lined! Sounds like someone did!
I was a switch repairman before AT&T downsized and I'm here to tell you there was NO party lines in that area since te 50's ! sounds like to me somebody is trying to start shit ! LYNN ?
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Apr 24, 2012
 
April 16??? You people don't even know when he went missing?!?!?
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<quoted text>I was a switch repairman before AT&T downsized and I'm here to tell you there was NO party lines in that area since te 50's ! sounds like to me somebody is trying to start shit ! LYNN ?
I lived out there in the '70s and there were party lines.
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I lived out there in the '70s and there were party lines.
Then someone was stealing services and tapping into other customers lines. It happens alot in trailer parks were the boxes or more accessible.
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Apr 24, 2012
 
Mr Switch Repairman there were party lines out there in the early 1980s. Coming from someonewhoknows.
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me me wrote:
<quoted text>first off i didnt say i hate cops...never said that in this post...i dont like liars plain and simple...second james crawfished when asked about equisearch...cause he knows hes full of crap...ALL who searched? i saw 4 people w dogs and maybe 20 on horseback...and another thing i wouldnt give a flying crap how much the helicopter fuel cost to look for my loved one.....we all pay taxes to fuel that helicopter when need be...maybe you should threaten other people cause im not scared :)
You show your ignorance! I never threatened you though although you see it that way. I can't and won't say what the SO is doing but I know they're doing everything possible. You just want them to stop so you can trash LE some more. Grow up, don't assume because you aren't in the "know" of what's happening that they are doing nothing. BTW, you don't have to say you hate cops, the way you speak sad it all!
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Really!? And what would you have them do? Do you know what they are doing, have you sat in on meetings or briefings and have any info that others don't, nope, again you assume they just aren't trying! Where would you have them search that they already haven't and at whose expense!? Fuel for a chopper isn't cheep and neither is overtime! If you or anyone have anything new to add then I'm all for looking wherever, but continually looking in the same overgrown space, spending who knows how much tax dollars to get the same answer is ignorant. But as the usual, it's law enforcements fault he's not been found, or that he ran away, or whatever! Then again it looks to me that the ones he and you hate soooo much are the first ones you need in a time like this, it might serve you well to remember that!
So what do you think happened to him, Popo?
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...second james crawfished when asked about equisearch...
I do believe you are right.

"People at the rally said an outside group, Texas EquuSearch, wanted to come look for him, but were denied permission to do so by the Sheriff’s Office.

"In a telephone interview Monday night, Sheriff James Prince said that’s false.

“From what I was told, they told my investigator they couldn’t do anything different than what we’ve already done without having an idea of where to go search,” Prince said.

"Prince said deputies have searched every area where Jones was known to go riding."

So in other words, they were denied permission by the sheriff's office.

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