The following is a statement released by Fannin County Sheriff Donnie D. Foster on January 19, 2012 regarding the investigation into the disappearance of three people from their home outside of Leonard, TX:
On January 18, 2012 Fannin County Sheriff's Office received information regarding the possibility that three persons were missing from a residence in southern Fannin County and that foul play might be involved.
Investigators went to the location to attempt contact with the residents. Attempts to make contact with anyone at the residence were unsuccessful.
Because of information regarding foul play, investigators made entry into the home to check the welfare of the homeowners. Investigators did not find anyone in the residence, but did notice things which could indicate that foul play was involved in the disappearance of the residents.
Additional agencies were contacted and all available resources are being utilized in attempt to locate the missing people. Fannin County investigators remained at the residence overnight in hopes that the residents might return. They did not. As of this time, the residents have not been located.
As this is an ongoing investigation with possible foul play, no further information will be released at this time. As information regarding this incident develops, media will be updated.