Authorities are continuing their search for a Missouri City, Texas college student who has gone missing in Texas. Friends and family have now joined the search for 21-year-old Texas State University student Jason Landry after his totaled and abandoned vehicle was found on a dirt road 30 miles from the college.
Landry left the school on Sunday night to return home for Christmas break. Another motorist discovered his totaled car along a rural road.
“We have searched the entire area with DPS helicopters, drones, other agencies have come out, state and local, even the Texas search and rescue with their canines,” said Sgt. Deon Cockrell.
“He’s alone, he doesn’t have his phone or His wallet, and it’s cold outside,” Jason’s mother, Lisa Landry said. “Maybe he’s hurt.”
Kent Landry, the student’s dad, is the senior pastor at the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City. The couple, their older son, and many other family and friends traveled to the area to join in the search.
Jason is the youngest of three siblings, is in his third year at Texas State.
“No matter what happens,” Kent Landry stated as he was overcome with emotion, “If he walks through the door of my house, or I see him in heaven, that’s where I know we’ll end up.”
I hope and I pray until we know what happened, and then it’s an eternal hope
“I hope and I pray until we know what happened, and then it’s an eternal hope,” he added. “And that’s the only one that matters.”
“We have a lot of prayers going up and we appreciate that and keep em coming because we haven’t found him yet,” Lisa Landry said.
“All I want to do is hug my boy,” Kent Landry said, crying. “And I just tell every parent, hug your kids. Forgive them. We’ve all made mistakes, we’re all sinners in need of God’s grace and mercy.”
Kent and Lisa Landry ask anyone who is willing to pray for their son and those who are searching.
“We always hope the person’s still there,” Sgt. Cockrell said. “We’re going to keep on searching until we think there’s no hope, which could be two days, three days, four days from now. We’re going to continue searching until we either find him or find an answer.”
At this time, there is no indication of foul play.