Truck found in Red River traced to four-year-old missing person case
KTBS Channel 3 News
December 06, 2007
A pickup found in the Red River in Bossier City this afternoon belonged to a young man who has been missing from Bossier City for four years.
The Jeep found in the river near the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway boat launch was the vehicle Christopher Michael Pierce was driving when he disappeared from the Taco Bell where he worked in May 2003.
Bossier City police would not say whether human remains were found in the truck.
Pierce, who was 18 at the time, was last seen on the night of May 18 leaving the Barksdale Boulevard Taco Bell where he worked. He was alone when he drove away from the restaurant in his red Jeep Commanche pickup. That truck was recovered today.
The pickup was found as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Barksdale Air Force Base airman whose car was found in the same vicinity of the river last month.
A Bossier City Fire Department dive team, acting on a request from Air Force investigators, found the pickup this afternoon about 150 to 200 feet north of where Sgt. Jeffrey Timmons' submerged car was found. It was about 125 feet from the boat launch.
Authorities are not saying what made Air Force investigators want to search the river again. Sonar checks around the site where Timmons' car was found nothing, Natale said.
Last month, a Bossier City Fire Department search and rescue team conducting a training exercise in the river alerted on a submerged car. It belonged to Sgt. Jeffrey Timmons, who had been stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base when he disappeared 10 years ago.
Timmons was considered AWOL but Air Force investigators last week announced they had found human remains in the car. Identification of those remains is pending.