Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Find Ron Scheepstra - Missing Fly Fisher
Ron Scheepstra, age 49, from Lufkin, TX was vacationing in Xcalak, Mexico when he disappeared without a trace. Ron was fly-fishing with 3 friends. He had visited Xcalak before and had fly-fished throughout the world. On Saturday, April 11, 2009, Ron vanished and has not been seen since. The local law enforcement, villagers and Mexican military has searched for Ron and found nothing. Not a trace. His wife, daughter and sister traveled to Xcalak a few days after he disappeared and joined in the search. Unfortunately, they returned home a week later, discouraged and with no answers.If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Ron Scheepstra or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, please contact Ron's loving family and friends at firstname.lastname@example.org . Even the smallest detail in cases like these could make the difference in finding someone that is missing or not.
This case provides a reminder that even in these days and times travel abroad can be risky. Ron's family is attempting to have his case converted from missing persons to a criminal case. Doing this would allow the FBI to visit Mexico in search of the missing angler.