By Charlotte Aguilar
Brett Detamore, the West University man whose disappearance last week set the community on edge, has reportedly been found alive and “taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation and treatment.”
The announcement came overnight (Monday-Tuesday, June 26-27) in a Facebook post from Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, who said he had been with Detamore’s family Monday night.
In a subsequent post, which repeated Rosen’s statement, the “Find Brett Detamore” Facebook group confirmed Detamore “is currently getting medical attention” and thanked those who spread the word about his disappearance.
”While this was exactly the resolution we were hoping for, we still have a lot of unanswered questions and ask for privacy as we sort through what comes next.”
That may be a challenge. Detamore’s wife had gone to the West U police station at 8:46 a.m. last Wednesday to report him missing. That was less than 4 1/2 hours after one of the city’s perimeter security cameras had recorded his distinctive Dodge Ram truck leaving, according to Police Chief Ken Walker, who held a news conference Monday to say foul play was not suspected in the disappearance and that the WUPD had requested subpoenas for Detamore’s financial and phone records.
What had fueled growing media coverage and runaway social media speculation was the finding of Detamore’s truck being destroyed by flames that morning in Bear Creek Park. The Precinct 1 and 5 county constables’ offices, Houston Police Department and Texas Equusearch had all assisted in searching the park for two days, with no discoveries, and Clear Channel Outdoor had put up 10 “missing” billboards with Detamore’s photo and description.
A prominent homebuilder, Detamore, 38, had indicated on his social media he had 14 projects in the works for 2023. But public filings in New York showed that he is being sued by two different firms which specialize in providing fast cash against future revenues. The suits allege that Detamore stopped paying on the contracts, for which he had received about $325,000 this year.