Jose Javier Cruz, 34, the son of Houston Astros sports icon is missing. Jose Javier Cruz was last seen at his home about 12 days ago. His pick up burned out pick up truck was found ten days ago near Katy Mills Mall. Texas Equusearch is volunteering in the search.
Jose Javier Cruz, 34, was last seen at his home about 12 days ago. But a pickup truck registered to his wife was found burned out near Katy Mills Mall about ten days ago and now Equusearch volunteers are searching the area around the mall for Cruz.
Jose Javier Cruz is an Hispanic male about six-feet tall and about 170 pounds. If you have any information about where he may be, you’re asked to call Houston police.
According to Texas Equusearch a tentative search is being planned for Thursday, June 1, 2006.
A large scale search is tentatively planned for Thursday, June 1st, 2006, beginning at 9am. Our command center will be located at the Houston Christian High School located at 2700 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 (click link for map).
According to reports, Jose Javier Cruz was last seen driving to pick up his 11 year old daughter from school. He never arrived at the school and his truck was found on fire in Katy at about 4 a.m. May 20.
Texas Equusearch plans to search in the Addicks area in Fort Bend County on Wednesday according to Tim Miller.
“Time is not on our side,” said Tim Miller, director of Texas Equusearch. “Being gone a week, the vehicle being found burned out and no contact whatsoever, it just does not sound good. I don’t want to sugarcoat anything. This one doesn’t appear, right now, like it’s going to have a good ending.”
Description of Jose Javier Cruz:
Name: Jose Javier Cruz
Date Missing: 05/19/2006
Age: 34 years old
Hair Color: Black short
Eye Color: Brown
Police/Sheriff: Katy Police Department
Officer/Deputy Name: Det Hughes
Officer’s Phone #: 281/3914848
Officer’s Case #: 2006845
TES Case #: 06569
Astros coach’s son missing after pickup truck fire
“We are listing him as a missing person in danger because he is not answering his cell phone,” Dickerson said Tuesday.
Dickerson said firefighters were called to the 1200 block of Pin Oak a few minutes after 4 a.m. on May 20 to extinguish flames coming from a 2005 Chevrolet pickup.
Officers searched the area around the burned truck but found nothing.
Son of Astros first base coach missing
Jose Javier Cruz, 34, last talked to family members May 19 at his Houston home in the 10300 block of Huntington Place, said Katy police Capt. Gay Dickerson.
UPDATE FROM EQUUSEARCH: (6/1/06 10:00 PM EDT) The search continues for Jose Javier Cruz
Texas EquuSearch will continue the search for Jose Javier Cruz on Friday, June 2nd, beginning at 9am. We will need ground searchers, ATV’s, and horses. The search will continue on Saturday if we come up empty handed Friday. Our command center is located at the Houston Christian High School located at 2700 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043.
Please ask your viewers/readers to contact Texas EquuSearch at 281/309-9500 with any tips or leads. They can also obtain a copy of Jose’s poster from our website www.TXEQ.org