Missing Person Cases Resurface After Body Found in Storm Drain

Families Plead for the Public's Help...

LUBBOCK, TX - A Texas family said they gained closure through heartbreak when their son's body was found in a storm drain in East Lubbock Tuesday. Jacob Duffee, 30, had been missing since September 27. But before the Lubbock County Medical Examiner's Office could completely identify the person, other families missing loved ones had a glimpse of hope.

"When you hear that somebody is missing and then you hear that someone is found you keep thinking maybe it's good news," Lonnie Wilhite said. His sister, Linda Wilhite went missing on August 16, 2016. 

"When I went down there this time the front door was closed and it was locked," Wilhite said. "That's why I got concerned and I called my cousin to see if she could get ahold of her. She tried and she couldn't either."

The next day Linda was reported missing. When Lubbock Police searched her home, documents state blood was found in various places of the house. 

Her son, 45-year-old Kody Climber, was arrested a month later and indicted for her murder. However, her body is still missing. 

Related Link: Linda Wilhite's Family Wants Answers on the One Year Anniversary of Her Disappearence 

Local Law enforcement said they are also searching for Maegen Hembree, who would be 34 years old now. 

She was last seen on February 26, 2013 while driving from Smyer into Lubbock in her red Saturn vehicle. Her family said she was on her way to her friend's house, but never made it. 

Maegen's father, Jerry Hembree, told EverythingLubbock.com the police have a person of interest in this case.

"They have to know that we're still on this and they have to know that we're still looking for her, and they have to know that we're not going to stop until we find her," Hembree said. 

A witness told police she was last seen with Michael Todd Ramsey, an acquaintance of Maegen's. 

Ramsey is being held in jail in East Texas on unrelated charges. 

Related Link: Mother of Missing Smyer Woman Hopeful for Closure After Arrest of Person of Interest

Four months later on November 17, 2013, 18-year-old Zoe Campos disappears.

Reports state she was last seen near Lowery Field while on her way to pick up her mother from work. A man was seen driving her car after her disappearance, and when spotted, he parked the car and fled. He has never since been identified. 

Related Link: Family Shares Fond Memories and Stories of Zoe Campos

Lubbock Police urge anyone with information to come forward. They said any piece of information could help. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Line at 741-1000. 


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