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46 Year Old Southwest Flight Attendant, Kenneth Cummings Missing Since June 4th, 2007 (Update: Terry Mark Mangum Arrested)(Update: Found Deceased)

Kenneth Cummings, a Southwest flight attendant, has been missing since June 4, 2007. He was last seen at his home. The authorities are concerned for the safety of Kenneth Cummings as they found evidence of someone being injured in his home. Texas Equusearch has joined the search for the missing Kenneth Cummings.

“Our hope is that he’s still OK. We won’t give that up until we actually find him, one way or the other,” said Cindy Wisdom Texas Equusearch. “There are things that went on in the house or appeared to have gone on in the house and that the tire tracks that are left in this driveway and things like that kind of lends towards foul play. And that’s never a good thing”.

(Kenneth Cummings)

Cummings Description:

  • 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • weighs about 170 pounds
  • He has an olive complexion and small scars above his left eye and on his upper lip

Pearland Police are investigating the disappearance of 46-year-old Kenneth L. Cummings, Jr. who was last seen Monday, June 4th at Café Adobe at 2111 Westheimer, as well as EJ’s at 2517 Ralph and at JR’s at 808 Pacific. (Fox-Houston)

Family of Missing Pearland Man Pleads for Help

Volunteers passed out fliers and searched several fields in Pearland on Monday morning for clues in the disappearance of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant.

UPDATE I:Mark Mangum is being charged with murder

Pearland police have made in arrest in the case of a missing man.

Mark Mangum is being charged with murder. Police believe he was the last person to see Kenneth Cummings alive.

(Mark Mangum)

A 26-year-old Cypress man was charged Monday night in the murder of a longtime Southwest Airlines flight attendant who has been missing for more than a week.

Pearland police said Terry Mark Mangum was charged after being interviewed by Houston and Pearland police. “I don’t want to go into detail, but there is enough evidence for the Brazoria County District Attorney to move forward with the charge of murder,” said Pearland police detective Jon Matherne. (Houston Chronicle)

UPDATE II: Texas Equusearch to Search Two areas on Tuesday for Kenneth Cummings

We spoke with Tim Miller tonight, founder of Texas EquuSearch, regarding the search for missing Southwest flight attendant Kenneth Cummings. Tim stated that there has been an arrest and that TES will be searching in two different locations tomorrow on Tuesday. The locations are approximately 25 miles apart from one another. It would appear that authorities must be getting something from the questioning of the suspect that has been arrested; however, nothing has been reported.

UPDATE III: TES has found the body of Kenneth Cummings He was located in a farm field in a shallow grave in the San Antonio area by members of Texas Equusearch. The body is believed to have been burned. Searchers went to the San Antonio area as Kenneth Cummings credit cards were used in the area.

Body of missing Pearland man believed to have been found

Today, Texas EquuSearch says a team member and volunteers found a shallow grave which they believe contains Cummings’ remains. A positive ID has not been made at this time.

June 11th, 2007 at 10:02pm Posted by | arrested, Found Deceased, Kenneth Cummings, Missing, Missing Adult | 16 comments

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  1. Kenneth was a kind and sweet person. Kenneths heart was big. Unfortunately he met the wrong person. He will sadly be missed. And I will miss his big smiles and kind heart. He’s in heaven with all the angels spreading love and being a guardian angel. He had many friends and his best friend Susan has suffered a terrible loss like all of us. Youre friends at Southwest and love ones will miss you.

    Comment by troy huber | June 17, 2007

  2. i only knew ken when he flew out of hobby but every time he came through he was so nice very polite always had a smile he was a good person and will be missed i just wish i would of got to know him better he did not deserve what happened to him i hope that guy pays severely for taking a life a special person he will answer to a higher law than we could ever give him when its his time ken you will be missed a fellow coworker at southwest airlines csa/hou

    love and prayers to the family

    Comment by patricia clegg | June 17, 2007

  3. From the responses we have received and info learned while covering Ken Cummings, he seemed like he was a truly nice man.

    God Bless you Ken, May you Rest in Peace … RED

    Comment by Administrator | June 18, 2007

  4. I did not know Ken but I have many friends that did know him as fellow employees of Southwest Airlines including my sister Patti. I have read numerous articles on the ridiculous crime and find that the authorites may be heading in the wrong direction. All of the reported evidence seems to be that of a Hate Crime however, there has really been no reports that the trial will be served as such. Published evidence suggests that Mangum researched on the internet places that Gays went to and even how to pick-up Gay Men. This shows that there was premeditation into this crime. I understand that Mangum’s Father is in Law Enforcement and hope that doesn’t play a part in his trial. I truly hope that the Brazoria County Sheriffs Office and County Prosecutors move forward with this as a Hate Crime. The punishment should fit the crime. I peronally don’t agree with a death sentence but think that if Terry Mark Mangum is found guilty by a jury of his peers he should spend the rest of his life behind bars to contemplate his actions.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Ken’s family and friends as he was loved by all.
    Jody miller

    Comment by Jody Miller | June 18, 2007

  5. It is sad that we have lost such a sweet person. My heart aches for Kenneth’s friends and family members. This is a lost that I am sure will be felt by many.

    Comment by Cheryl BWI/FA | June 18, 2007

  6. I’ll be celebrating Ken’s beautiful spirit and life at this year’s Houston Pride Parade. I knew Ken for many years and he will truly be missed.

    Comment by Alicen Newman | June 19, 2007

  7. I went to school with Kenneth. I think we called him Ken but I can’t remember. I do remember he was funny and nice and we always got along great.
    I wish I would have had the oppurtinity to be on a flight he worked, I’m sure it would have been a lot of fun.
    Kenneth will be sadly missed I know that for sure.

    “Goodbye Kenneth,TCHS class of 79″

    Comment by Marion Bodmer | June 22, 2007

  8. I knew Ken for 24 years. He was a great guy with a huge heart. And now a place on earth is empty and a voice we loved is gone, but our memories will last forever. I, for one, don’t know how I will ever get over this. I know Ken is in heaven and I will see him again…until then goodbye my friend.

    Comment by Susan Hatfield | July 3, 2007

  9. I knew Ken for 24 years. He was a great guy with a huge heart. And now a place on earth is empty and a voice we loved is gone, but our memories will last forever. I, for one, don’t know how I will ever get over this. I know Ken is in heaven and I will see him again…until then goodbye my friend. I love you!

    Comment by Susan Hatfield | July 3, 2007

  10. I fell in love with Ken 24 years ago. He was always such a delight to be around. Now a place on earth is empty and a voice we love has been silenced. I know he is in heaven now and I miss him terribly everyday. But I take solace in knowing that he is not alone anymore and I will see him again. Until then, Goodbye my friend

    Comment by Susan Hatfield | July 3, 2007

  11. Yes I do feel bad for Kenneths family. They have suffered a tremendous needless loss. I also feel we should not forget Marks family in our prayers. They must face each day knowing their son/grandson/ect was a part of this horrible act. Mark will have to answer for his involvement. But please pray that his family finds strength during this time. May all those who loved and knew kenneth be comforted in knowing that we are praying for them as well.

    Comment by Connie Soule | July 7, 2007

  12. I love you Kenneth Cummings and I miss you very much. There is so much I could say about you! But those that knew you already know all the great things about you. So I will just say I am glad you were such a dear close friend of mine. I feel blessed to have had you in my life. You touched my soul. I miss you!!

    Comment by Shawn Paige | July 16, 2007

  13. Its good to come to a site that speaks of Ken and how wonderful of a person he was rather then to see all the hatred that has filled page after page online. He will be truley missed. You can pay respects here…

    Comment by Paul | July 18, 2007

  14. I just learned of Ken’s death last week. I live in NYC and this obviously did not get any news coverage in the NE. I have known Ken for over 20 years, while living in Austin. We had a two year relationship back in the mid 80′s. I want to send my love to Ken’s family although I never had a chance to meet them. Ken was a good man and he helped me cope with my father’s death in ’86 and I will never forget that. We also had a great time on a long vacation back in ’85 and never a dull moment with Ken’s contagious laughter and sense of humour. I wish I could contact many mutual friends of ours like Patti and our friend we stayed with in San Francisco on our way to Hawaii. Ken, you will always have a place in my heart.

    Comment by Guy | August 1, 2007

  15. I just heard of my friends death. I knew Ken from his years in Austin and Houston. More than 20. I met Ken after the Guy years. I knew Jim and Dewayne very well. The last time I saw Ken it was on a Monday at Cafe Adobe, in the afternoon, for Margaritas. That was about 2 years before his death. He was a great and trusting person. I hope Mr. Mangum one day realizes how mis-guided he is. And I hope the person that taught Mr. Mangum to hate this way someday realizes his part in this crime.

    Comment by Carlo | December 17, 2007

  16. Time has passed and the hole in my heart is still not healed. I miss my friend, my cousin. I miss those phone calls and the “gossip” we shared. It will never be the same for me.

    Comment by Carolyn Leonard | November 20, 2009

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