West University Place police said Friday that they are continuing for a third day to search for missing resident Brett Detamore, a married father of three who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday morning — and whose distinctive bright yellow Dodge truck was found in flames at Bear Creek Pioneers Park a short time later.
According to the WUPD, Harris County Constable offices in Precinct 1 and 5, Houston Police, Texas EquuSearch and “a federal agency” have all been involved in some aspects of the search for Detamore, 38. HPD and the federal agency are working “to obtain further records that may help with locating Brett.”
Detamore is the owner of a homebuilding and renovation firm. He and his family moved to West U after losing their southwest Houston home in Hurricane Harvey.
West U PD reported that the city’s “virtual gate” license plate-reading camera system was used early in the investigation to determine a time frame of when he left the area in his truck, which bore the black-and-white personalized Texas plate, “TRX BUS.” They believe he was last in the West U area about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two hours later, his truck was found on fire about 20 miles away.
Friends have largely used social media, including West U-specific platforms and a Facebook group, “Find Brett Detamore,” to ask for help in locating him since his wife, Ryann, first reported him missing Wednesday, and to coordinate an unsuccessful ground search of the park with EquuSearch. Bear Creek-Pioneers is a county regional park north of the Katy Freeway in the Memorial area.
“We are currently following all leads and possibilities regarding this missing persons investigation,” the WUPD said in a statement Friday. They are asking anyone with information on the case to call 911 or the department at 713-668-0330.