Katy, TX News (April 7, 2015) – Courtesy of KHOU – Volunteer searchers tackled the monumental task of searching the shores of Lake Livingston on Monday in connection with the one-month-old search for a missing 20-year-old from Katy.
Kyle Rugg vanished after a trip to Lake Livingston March 4th and has not been seen since.
A friend says Rugg left the lake with two other friends that only Rugg seemed to know. Missing persons flyers posted at various spots around the lake identify those two “friends” only as young Hispanic males driving a tan/yellowish two-door car. At the time Rugg was wearing a black tank top, black hoodie and jeans.
Monday, volunteers with Texas Equusearch scoured sections of the shoreline on the east side of Lake Livingston while others used a boat equipped with sonar to search under the water.
“Since we don’t have any eyewitness that something happened to him or fell in the water or anything then unfortunately it’s a process of elimination,” said Equusearch founder Tim Miller. “That’s their job,” said Miller of the police investigators and their search for suspects. “Our job is searching. And we’ll keep doing it and hopefully the investigation will take us where we need to be.”
Rugg did not have a bank account or a bank card that could be tracked. His parents, Les and Judy Rugg say he only had a cell phone which has since gone dead.
“Everything’s a mystery,” his dad said. “We have no information. He went fishing with a friend. He’s disappeared. That’s all we know.”
“If you lead us to his whereabouts the money’s yours,” his mom said of a GoFundMe account with a reward fund that now tops $15,000. “I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you look like. I don’t care what you do for a living. I’m not going to ask you questions. Just lead us to Kyle.”
“Kyle, please calls us. Tell us you’re OK. Come home. Everybody misses you,” she said. “Come home. If you can get in touch then get in touch. Call somebody, I don’t care who. Just call somebody that will let us know you’re OK, that’s all we want to know.”
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine if foul play is involved.
Anyone with information should call HCSO at 713.274.9360 or Texas Equusearch at 281-309-9500.