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    Meagan Hembree (30), missing since Feb 26, 2013 from Lubbock/Smyer, TX area



    http://amarillo.com/news/texas-news/...ng-smyer-woman



    LUBBOCK ? The Texas Rangers are assisting Hockley County law enforcement search for a Smyer woman who was last seen the evening of Feb. 26.

    Law enforcement investigators are tracking down leads and continue searching for 30-year-old Maegan Hembree, Hockley County Sheriff R.C. Cheek said late Monday.

    Maegan is described as about 4 feet 11 inches tall and about 120 pounds with brown hair. She was reported missing when she didn?t show up to a friend?s house in Lubbock, according to the Hockley County Sheriff?s Office.

    She was last seen wearing either pajamas or blue jeans, a light gray hoodie with a purple Jimi Hendrix design and black tennis shoes, according to her missing person?s profile through Texas Equusearch. She has tattoos on her left shoulder and lower leg.

    Investigators found her vehicle, a 1999 Saturn sedan with New Mexico license plates, last week in front of a Lubbock apartment.

    Investigators urge anyone with information about Hembree to call the Hockley County Law Enforcement Center at 806-894-3126.

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    The Facebook page stopped posting updates in October

    I wonder what evidence they have that makes them think that man had something to do with her disappearance. In the 'details surrounding her disappearance' part of the charley project.org article it says she was going to visit a friend, but never arrived. If they don't have any more information surrounding her disappearance how dies he fit into the equation?

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    Posted: Feb 25, 2014 9:54 PM EST
    Updated: Feb 26, 2014 11:41 AM EST
    http://www.wncn.com/story/24823170/m...after-one-year

    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
    Maegan Hembree was last seen in Lubbock County on February 26th of last year.

    That's when authorities say she was seen riding in a car with 48-year-old Michael Ramsey.

    Ramsey has been named a person of interest in Hembree's disappearance.

    Authorities announced his arrest on unrelated charges in April of last year.

    Anyone with information about Hembree's disappearance is asked to call Crime Line at 741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.


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    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-...embree-n546266

    What Happened to Maegan Hembree?


    Families come in all shapes and sizes. Some live under one roof, while others are scattered across county and state boundaries. For over three years now, the family of Maegan Hembree has had to come together in search of their missing daughter, sister, and mother.

    "Kids are the common denominator in a family," Jerry Hembree, Maegan's father, told Dateline. "It's a gut-wrenching feeling, when you think it's possible something has gone wrong."

    Maegan, 30 at the time, was last seen on February 26, 2013 driving her red two-door Saturn from her home in Smyer, Texas to visit a friend in Lubbock, a 30 minute drive away. She never arrived.

    According to witness testimony, Maegan was last seen accompanied by Michael Todd Ramsey, a man she had reportedly met just a few months earlier.

    Three days after Meagan didn't arrive at her friend's, officials say they found Ramsey in possession of her car. Ramsey was detained and questioned multiple times in relation to the case, but no charges have ever been filed.

    After a two year roller coaster ride spent in and out of custody, Ramsey was arrested in October 2015 on multiple parole violations unrelated to Maegan's disappearance. Because of the parole violations and possible additional charges involving drug crimes, Ramsey could be looking at a hefty sentence behind bars.

    Officials in Lubbock are hopeful that that fact may pressure Ramsey, who has been considered a person of interest in Maegan's disappearance for some time, into cooperating. "We're really working for a resolution on this case. We think he could have information on Maegan's location," Lubbock County Investigator Bo Roberts told Dateline.

    Meanwhile, the search for Maegan continues. Several dog teams were brought in to search, most recently this past December. The Hembree family continues to hold candlelight vigils for Maegan to keep her name in the public eye. "We don't want to give up on her," Robbie Hembree, Maegan's mother, told NBC affiliate KCBD. "We want to get resolution to find her."

    The Facebook group 'Help Find Maegan Hembree' has attracted hundreds to the cause of bringing support and prayers for closure. Maegan also had a strong bond with her son, Aiden, and was trying to make it as a single mom. Aiden, who will turn nine later this year, now lives with his father.

    Until answers can be found in his daughter's disappearance, Maegan's father Jerry holds out hope that his daughter will be found, but has found acceptance and forgiveness. "We believe that God has this in his hands. We're a family of faith, and when you can't do anymore, you have to keep moving forward."

    Anyone with information regarding Maegan's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Hockley County Sheriff's Office at (806) 894-3126.

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    Article from May, bones were found in a park and her family was waiting to hear if they were Meagan's:

    http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/ne...-remains-found

    Can't seem to find anything on if they confirmed they were her or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphaziak View Post
    Article from May, bones were found in a park and her family was waiting to hear if they were Meagan's:

    http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/ne...-remains-found

    Can't seem to find anything on if they confirmed they were her or not.
    Just posted in two of the other missing Lubbock girl's threads. They are saying on Namus that the remains are male: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/15381

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    Thanks for the update RBW. How awful to have your hopes up to find your daughters bones of all things. Can't even imagine. And then for it not to be her... Just awful.
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    https://www.everythinglubbock.com/ne...rest/248928685


    The mother of a woman who went missing in 2013 is hopeful for answers, after the person of interest in her daughter's disappearance was arrested on an unrelated charge.

    Ramsey was arrested Thursday in Van Zandt County for an unrelated charge.

    "It's concerning to me that he's just out there. So it makes you feel a little better that he's at least behind bars," said Hembree's mother, Robbie Hembree. "Through this incarceration, through the additional charges, that someone can try to get him to talk. Or just anything that can give us enough for our charges to get filed."

    Despite several leads in the case, investigators have not found enough evidence to file charges or officially open a case in Hembree's disappearance.

    Ramsey is expected to be extradited back to the Lubbock County Detention Center for violating his parole on those Lubbock County charges.

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    https://www.grandsalinesun.com/articles/505/view

    Michael Todd Ramsey Receives 80 Year Sentence From Jury

    Last week a Van Zandt County jury handed down an 80 year sentence to a Grand Saline man after convicting him of evading from the police and possessing methamphetamine. The conviction stemmed from events that occurred on April 4, 2015 around 10:30 p.m. when Precinct 1 Constable Mickey Henson attempted to stop a white Chevrolet van with a headlight out. Henson had seen this van many times before while he and his deputies patrolled areas between suspected drug houses on FM 17 just a few miles north of Grand Saline. When Constable Henson turned on his emergency lights, the van sped away and led Henson on a chase that traveled down VZCR 1714 and 1712. As the patrol car drew closer, the driver of the van decided to take chase off-road driving through private property and between homes. Constable Henson continued his pursuit until both his patrol unit and the white van became stuck in water. As Henson and other officers closed in on the van, they quickly discovered the driver had fled on foot. After searching the immediate area for the driver without success, officers turned their focus back to the Van in hopes of gathering more clues. In the van they found some military records and a social security card giving them a name and prime suspect, Wayne Michael Horton. Among some love letters and pictures, they also found .22 grams of methamphetamine.

    With a lead suspect, Constable Henson and Deputy Constable Tommy Monk embarked on a 6 month long investigation attempting to identify, locate, and arrest the driver of the white van. What their investigation revealed was that Michael Todd Ramsey, 50, was a wanted person with a parole violation that had assumed the identity of Wayne Michael Horton, a deceased military veteran. Even with friends, Ramsey would refer to himself has Michael Horton, Michael Todd, or just Mike in an effort to keep his identity and whereabouts unknown. He even carried on a year long relationship with woman who never knew his true identity. Despite his friends and family trying to lead officers astray during the investigation, Michael Todd Ramsey was arrested in October of 2015 and was subsequently indicted by the Grand Jury for Evading with Motor Vehicle, a third degree felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a state jail felony.

    An interesting twist developed in the case after it was discovered that Michael Todd Ramsey was also the lead suspect in a missing persons case in Lubbock. At the time of Ramsey’s arrest in Van Zandt County, Maegan Hembree had been missing since February 26, 2013 and Ramsey was the last person seen with her. He had been seen driving her car a few days after her disappearance and in possession of her cell phone SIM card more than a year after she went missing. Even after Lubbock Co. investigators questioned Ramsey about his connection to Maegan and discovering a small drop of blood in her car, there was not enough evidence to formally charge him with her disappearance. To this day, Maegan has not been found nor has a crime scene been discovered relating to her death or disappearance.

    Immediately upon learning of Michael Todd Ramsey’s arrest in Van Zandt County, Maegan’s father Jerry Hembree contacted DA Chris Martin in hopes of helping him find Maegan. After their meeting, Chris Martin pledged to help the heartbroken father who was desperately working to find his daughter. Leading up the trial, Martin even promised to dismiss all the state charges in Van Zandt County if Ramsey would cooperate with the police in helping to find Maegan. Unfortunately, Ramsey provided none and wanted an attorney. Without giving up, DA Martin employed an alternative strategy in hopes of exerting leverage upon Ramsey. He vowed to Jerry Hembree that he would keep Ramsey in jail for as long as possible, would not offer any plea bargains or reduced sentences, and when it was his turn for a trial, Martin would work very hard to convict him and put him away for as long as possible. However, Martin believed it was important not to introduce the Lubbock County evidence into the case in Van Zandt County. Martin said he was fearful that the Lubbock County evidence would unfairly impact the jury and could potentially lead to an appeal if the evidence was found to be overly prejudicial to the defendant. Martin told the Hembree family he didn’t want to risk an appeal in the case and would focus his prosecution on the facts surrounding the evading and possession of methamphetamine.

    Ramsey’s trial began on Wednesday, September 12 and concluded the following Monday. Martin and Assistant Criminal District Attorney Jonathan Manning put on 10 witnesses to prove their case. One of the most important witnesses in the trial was Lubbock County Sheriff’s Investigator Bo Roberts. While continuing to work on Maegan’s case, Roberts would make trips to Van Zandt County to interview witnesses hoping to develop new information and evidence in his case. Roberts was instrumental to the Van Zandt County case because he was the only police officer who made the effort to question Michael Todd Ramsey about evading in the white van. During his interview, Ramsey denied ever owning a van despite numerous other witnesses linking him to driving the van and even living in it at times. Investigator Roberts was also able to get a key statement from Danny Nabors, Ramsey’s brother, which incriminated Ramsey and helped convict him. At trial, Danny Nabors took to the stand and blatantly lied under oath for his brother when he denied ever making a statement to the police, which had been recorded by the police and later shown to the jury. After a few hours of deliberation, the jury convicted Ramsey of both charges.

    During the punishment phase of the trial, DA Chris Martin asked the jury to give Ramsey a life sentence. To justify that request, Martin explained to the jury that when Ramsey’s prior criminal convictions were all added together, he had been sentenced to more than 100 years. He argued that Ramsey had not been deterred by his previous sentences, was not going to be rehabilitated, and the only alternative remaining was to lock him up so he couldn’t commit any more crimes. He asked the jury to help him send a message to both Michael Todd Ramsey, other criminals and our community, that running from the police and possessing drugs would not be tolerated. The jury returned a maximum 2 year sentence with a $5,000.00 fine for the possession of methamphetamine and an 80 year sentence with a $10,000.00 fine for the evading charge.
    https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/2...-disappearance

    The Crime Line Reward connected to the ongoing Maegan Hembree missing persons case was raised to $10,000, thanks to a donation from a local law office on the six year anniversary of her disappearance, Lubbock County announced Wednesday.

    The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office announced that Kerby and Wade Law Offices in Lubbock dedicated an additional $5,000 to the original Crime Line reward. Investigators with the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit continue searching for 30-year-old Hembree, a Smyer woman who was last seen on Feb. 26, 2013.

    According to LSO, the mother left Smyer to meet a friend in Lubbock, but Hembree never arrived. Michael Todd Ramsey is the last person known to have been with Hembree, although he has not officially been named a suspect in her disappearance, according to LSO officials and A-J Media archives.

    The Lubbock County sheriff’s office named Ramsey in August 2013 as a person of interest in Hembree’s disappearance.

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    https://www.kcbd.com/2019/11/13/poli...hembree-smyer/

    Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a search in reference to the missing person case of Meagan Hembree. Police officials say they investigated the area of 50th and Milwaukee Ave. based on credible information.

    The Metro Unit conducted a search of approximately 200 acres of open land with Human Remain Detection Canines on November 11th and 12th, according to officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

    The canines are being provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife personnel and their connection with certified remains detection animals from other search agencies.

    The property begins in the 6000 block of Upland Avenue and spans a rectangular area approximately 900 feet wide from Upland east until it borders the Milwaukee Avenue area.

    The property also surrounds the Water Rampage complex.

    This search is generated as the fifth follow up search connected to Maegan Hembree (missing person) since February 26, 2013. The search is based on proximity to the last known location of Maegen on the date that she went missing and is not based on any new or evidentiary information. The Sheriff’s Office MOV will be on scene and CSI Sgt. Robby Holbert worked with Sgt. Fletcher and the LPD ID personnel to secure and process any scene or areas that are created as a result of the canine search.

    “Due to several images made available from the City of Lubbock GIS mapping department and from publicly accessed satellite imagery we did not plan a grid type over the ground search in connection with this event,” said officials with the Sheriff’s Office.

    Today is a follow-up training from the search that yielded with no results.

    Maegan was 30 years old when she was last seen at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2013. She was driving her red two-door Saturn from her home in Smyer to visit a friend in Lubbock. She never arrived. Her son was 5 at the time his mother went missing.

    According to officials, Maegan was last seen with Michael Todd Ramsey, a man she had reportedly met just a few months earlier.

    Three days after Maegan went missing, officials say they found Ramsey with Maegan’s car. Ramsey was taken into custody and questioned multiple times about the case, but no charges relating to this case have been filed. A year after she went missing, Ramsey was in possession of Maegan’s cell phone SIM card. Lubbock County investigators discovered a small drop of blood in her car, but there was not enough evidence to formally charge him with her disappearance.

    In September 2018, Ramsey was sentenced to 80 years in Van Zandt County after being convicted of evading from police and possessing methamphetamine; a crime which happened in April 2015. Deputies tried to pull Ramsey over for a traffic violation, but after a pursuit, he ran from the vehicle. They were not able to find him. When officials searched the vehicle, they found military records, a social security card, love letters, pictures and meth.

    The investigation revealed Ramsey was a wanted person with a parole violation who assumed the identity of Wayne Michael Horton, a deceased military veteran. He was caught in October 2015 where he was indicted for evading and possession of a controlled substance.

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