Without a Trace

By the “Consulting Detective” for the Hamilton Family
Before I start with the entry I want to thank Johnathan’s mom Angie for talking with me regarding her son’s case. I want to say ahead of time that I personally do not agree with many of her theories regarding her son’s disappearance. And that is ok. We both can agree to disagree. One thing I’d like to make clear is that even if we don’t agree I understand she is a mother who is in pain searching for her son. Law Enforcement should be more sympathetic to her plight. The persons named in this entry are not guilty of anything. I am simply naming the people involved to the best of my knowledge. I did try and contact Justin Edward Earls in advance. But was unable to get a hold of him. Also want to thank Marissa from The Vanished for making this entry a little easier. I’ll probably continue with updates to this entry whenever I have new information. So keep checking this entry if you are interested in this case.

In a recent development Bastrop PD is checking for any connection between Jonathan’s disappearance and Centerville Texas which is located in Leon County and along Interstate 45

                   

 

Anyone with any information are asked to call the Bastrop Police Departmentat (512) 332-8600 or (512) 332-8603 or you can even mail it to them anonymously at 104 Grady Tuck Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602.

NOTE: THE ENTIRE TIMELINE OF THIS CASE IS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. ITS LIKE A DAMN PUZZLE. WE KNOW HE LEFT HIS HOME IN HOUSTON ON THE 2ND. AND HIS CAR WAS FOUND ON THE 4TH IN BASTROP. BASTROP POLICE ALSO MADE CONTACT WITH HIM ON THE 4TH. THE REST IS PRETTY MUCH OPEN TO INTERPRETATION AS TO WHAT ORDER THINGS HAPPENED. I GOT TIRED OF TRYING TO PIECE IT TOGETHER. I URGE THE READERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CASE TO LISTEN TO THE 2 PART VANISHED EPISODE ON THIS CASE. MARISSA DID A GREAT JOB AT OBTAINING INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CASE.

Batrop Police Department Case Number: 2015-0560
NAMUS Case Number: 33350
Doe Network Case Number: 5173DMTX
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The Vanished Ep-Part 1
The Vanished Ep-Part 2

JOHNATHAN LEE HAMILTON

DATE OF BIRTH: 5/28/1988
HEIGHT & WEIGHT: 6’2 210 LBS
EYE AND HAIR COLOR: BROWN
LAST SEEN: 5/4/2015 IN A BEST BUY PARKING LOT IN BASTROP, TEXAS
(PARENTS LAST SAW HIM ON THE 2ND) (WAS FROM HOUSTON, TX)
WEARING: LSW JEAN SHORTS, T-SHIRT WITH “EZEKIAL” WRITTEN ON THE FRONT, TENNIS SHOES (BROWN SUEDE, COLEMAN LIKE-BRAND SIZE 12.5 TO 13)
MEDICAL CONDITIONSTYPE 1 DIABETIC, SUFFERED FROM BIPOLAR DISORDER. WAS RECENTLY HOSPITALIZED BEFORE DISAPPEARING NEEDING INSULIN AND OTHER MEDICATION. INSULIN DEPENDANT.  NEEDED INSULIN SHOTS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT INSULIN.
PARENTS:ANGIE SIMS-HAMILTON & MICHAEL WAYNE HAMILTON
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: SCAR, PLATE, AND SCREWS IN RIGHT HIP. SCAR ON RIGHT EYE. HAD FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION PERFORMED. ALL RESULTING FROM A CAR ACCIDENT IN 2012.
HABITS: WAS KNOWN TO DRINK ALCOHOL, SMOKED CIGARETTES. (MARLBORO AMERICAN SPIRITS BEING HIS BRAND)

ANGIE SIMS-HAMILTON-JOHNATHAN’S MOM

DETAILS OF DISAPPEARANCE

  • JONATHAN LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
  • WAS DISABLED AND LIVED OFF A FIXED INCOME.
  • COMPLETED A WELDING CLASS A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE WENT MISSING.
  • ON THE 27TH AND THE 28TH OF APRIL, JOHNATHAN WAS RUSHED BY AMBULANCE TO TWO DIFFERENT HOSPITALS SUFFERING FROM COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES. (EVENTUALLY DISCHARGED)
  • ON MAY THE 2ND 2015 JOHNATHAN LEFT HIS HOME IN HOUSTON WITH HIS DAD’S VEHICLE. (2008 GMC ENVOY) HIS PARENTS HAVEN’T SEEN HIM SINCE.
  • A MISSING PERSONS REPORT WAS FILED THE SAME DAY IN HOUSTON BY THE HAMILTONS.
  • 2 DAYS LATER THE 2008 GMC ENVOY WAS FOUND IN NEARBY BASTROP, TX. IT WAS PARKED IN A HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT. (PARKING WAS DESCRIBED AS HAPHAZARDLY)

    As you can see Bastrop is a about around a 2 hour drive from Houston

White spot is where the car was parked. Second spot second row. However it could have been the 1st spot of the second row as well. Either way it was one of those 2 parking spaces.

  • BASTROP POLICE WERE ALERTED TO THE CAR AS WELL AS A MAN WHO WAS “ACTING STRANGLY” IN THE BEST BUY PARKING LOT.
  • OFFICER JASON PIERSON AND OFFICER JAMES ALTGELT MADE CONTACT WITH JOHNATHAN. (THERE IS AN ISSUE ON HOW THEY VERIFIED HIS IDENTITY. ONE OF THE OFFICERS STATES HE DID SO VIA DRIVER’S LICENSE. WHICH COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED. HE LEFT IT AT HOME. I BELIEVE THE OFFICER LIKELY FORGOT AND ASSUMED THAT HE VERIFIED WITH THE DL SINCE THAT IS PROB WHAT HE DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME.)
  • THE OFFICERS DISCOVERED THE MISSING PERSONS REPORT FILED BY THE HAMILTONS. AND NOTIFIED THEM VIA PHONE. ONCE THEY HEARD FROM BASTROP PD THEY LEFT THEIR HOUSE AND MADE THE 2 HOUR DRIVE TO BASTROP. 
  • WHILE ON THE DRIVE JOHNATHAN CALLED HIS DAD WHO WAS ENROUTE TO BASTROP WITH HIS MOM ANGIE. HE STATED HE DID NOT NEED PICKED UP AND HE WAS LEAVING THE KEYS IN THE CAR AND LEAVING. (THE CAR WAS OUT OF GAS)
  • THE CALL WAS MADE FROM A CELL PHONE FROM A GOOD SAMARITAN. THE GOOD SAMARITAN’S NAME IS JUSTIN EDWARD EARLS.
  • HE APPARENTLY ALSO CALLED HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND. HE INFORMED HER HE WAS ROBBED. JUSTIN DENIES THE ROBBERY EVER HAPPENED OR WAS EVEN SPOKEN ABOUT.
  • ANGIE ASKED BASTROP PD TO DETAIN JOHNATHAN UNTIL THEY ARRIVED. ALTHOUGH THEY WERE CALLED DUE TO REPORTS OF HIM ACTING STRANGELY. THE OFFICERS TOLD ANGIE THEY COULD NOT DETAIN HIM AS HE HAD DONE NOTHING WRONG. 
  • THE HAMILTONS CALLED A FAMILY MEMBER, A KENNETH ERIC HAMILTON WHILE ENROUTE BECAUSE LAST THEY KNEW HE LIVED IN THE AREA AND WANTED HIM TO GET JOHNATHAN SINCE THE POLICE COULD NOT HOLD HIM.
  • BASTROP FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO CALLED FOR SOME REASON. LATER ON THEY DENIED THIS. STATING THIS WASN’T A CALL THEY WOULD RESPOND TO. HOWEVER THEY WERE LATER PROVEN WRONG ON THIS. (I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS TO BE SOMETHING ODD. I BELIEVE WHOEVER TRIED TO CONFIRM THIS SIMPLY TALKED TO A PERSON WHO DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE SITUATION. AND GAVE THE PERSON ASKING WRONG INFORMATION.)
  • WHEN THE HAMILTONS ARRIVED THEY FOUND THE CAR PARKED WHERE IT WAS REPORTED. ONE OF THE WINDOWS WAS ROLLED DOWN AND THE CAR LOOKED TO BE RANSACKED. PAPERS FROM THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT WERE STREWN ALL OVER THE FLOOR. A BOTTLE OF PERFUME WAS DUMPED ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE KEYS WERE NOT IN THE VEHICLE. AND JOHNATHAN WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. HIS INSULIN WAS FOUND IN THE CAR. BUT HIS METER WAS NOT.
  • SINCE THE HAMILTONS DIDN’T HAVE THE KEYS THEY HAD TO HOTWIRE THE CAR AFTER A FEW HOURS.
  • THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO LEAVE TO GET GAS AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT. WHEREUPON THEY MEET JOHNATHAN’S DAD’S COUSIN. A KENNETH ERIC HAMILTON. ACCORDING TO THE ANGIE AND HER HUSBAND. KENNETH ADVISED THEM TO SEARCH THE WOODS TO FIND JOHNATHAN. AND IF HE WAS HIS KID HE WOULD “TAKE HIM INTO THE WOODS, TIE HIM TO A TREE, AND BEAT HIM.” (YEAH WOW, BUT PUT THAT IN CONTEXT OF HIM SAYING THAT IN REGARDS TO JOHNATHAN TAKING THE CAR FOR 2 DAYS AND SHOWING UP IN BASTROP AND NOT LEAVING THE KEYS TO THE CAR. THIS IS BEFORE HE HAD BEEN MISSING FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD.) 
  • KENNETH ERIC HAMILTON APPARENTLY TOOK A CALL FROM BASTROP PD THE DAY THE HAMILTONS SHOWED UP IN BASTROP TO RETRIEVE THE CAR. (4TH) 
  • KENNETH ERIC HAMILTON STATED HE NEVER MADE CONTACT WITH JOHNATHAN. AND THAT HE HAD BEEN WORKING ALL DAY.
  • LATER HE TOLD THE HAMILTONS THAT JOHNATHAN WANTED TO PURCHASE A NEW CAR FOR HIS DAD. AND HE WANTED KENNETH TO TAKE HIM TO A DEALERSHIP. (HE DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY FOR GAS LET ALONE A NEW VEHICLE) THE DEALERSHIP WAS LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM BEST BUY.
  • THERE WAS A THEFT REPORTED AROUND THE TIME OF JOHNATHAN’S VISIT THERE. NOTHING OF VALUE WAS TAKEN. THE ITEMS WERE LATER FOUND IN THE CAR JOHNATHAN WAS DRIVING WHEN IT RAN OUT OF GAS. 
    COVERT CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP
  • THE HAMILTONS HAVE HAD NO CONTACT WITH THE COUSIN SINCE 2015
  • LATER THAT DAY THE HAMILTONS MADE CONTACT WITH A FEW OFFICER FROM BASTROP PD. ACCORDING TO THE HAMILTONS THEY FELT INTIMIDATED BY THE OFFICERS. THE OFFICER BEGAN RUNNING CHECKS ON THE HAMILTOINS AND SEARCHING BOTH CARS. ONE OFFICER STATED “IF I WASN’T ON DUTY. I’D TELL YOU A STORY.” (?)
  • THE HAMILTON RETURNED TO HOUSTON AFTER NOT BEING ABLE TO LOCATE JOHNATHAN.
  • APPARENTLY SOME TIME THAT DAY A POLICE OFFICER GAVE JOHNATHAN A COURTESY RIDE TO WALMART TO GET MONEY.

ONE OF THE ROUTES HE COULDVE TAKEN TO GET TO THE ADDRESS. I KNOW THIS IS SHOWING A DRIVING ROUTE. GOOGLE’S WALKING ROUTE IS THE SAME. JUST TAKES MORE TIME. (36 MINUTES)

  • JOHNATHAN APPEARED AT A RESIDENCE LOCATED AT  313 FARM TO MARKET 969 AT AROUD 11PM.
  • HE CAME UPON THE RESIDENTS OF THE HOUSE AND TOLD THEM HE CAME OUT OF THE COLORADO RIVER WHILE CANOEING BUT LOST HIS ORRS. (SOME OF THE WITNESSES SAID HE WAS WET. OTHERS STATE HE WAS DRY. EVERYONE AGREES THAT JOHNATHAN WAS NOT IN HIS RIGHT STATE OF MIND) 


313 FARM TO MARKET 969 AERIAL VIEW

  • AFTER MAKING CONTACT WITH THE RESIDENTS HE LEFT THE AREA WITH JUSTIN EDWARD EARLS WHO ACCORDING TO HIM TOOK HIM TO WALMART WHERE HE PURCHASED A GIFT CARD, BUSHEL OF BANANAS, AND A COFFEE. (IN ANOTHER VARIATION OF THE STORY HE BOUGHT HIM A BUSHEL OF BANANAS, A $25 GIFT CARD, AND A PACK OF WINSTON CIGARETTES. NOTE THAT THIS ISN’T THE BRAND HE USUALLY SMOKED.)
  •  AFTER THAT JUSTIN TOOK HIM TO TACO BELL. WHERE HE ORDERED PLAIN CHICKEN TACOS. ACCORDING TO JUSTIN JOHNATHAN THEN STARTED ACTING NORMAL AGAIN.
  • JUSTIN AND JOHNATHAN THEN PARTED WAY AND AGREED TO MEET BACK UP AT A TACO CABANA. WHILE AT THE TACO CABANA HE CALLED HIS GRANDMA AND TOLD HER HE WAS SICK AND ENDED THE CALL BY THROWING UP. 
  • IN ONE VARIATION OF THE STORY JUSTIN DROPS HIM BACK OFF AT THE BEST BUY PARKING LOT. THE OTHER HAS THEM PARTING WAYS AT TACO CABANA AND AGREEING TO MEET BACK UP THERE.
  • JUSTIN CLAIMS WHEN HE SHOWED BACK UP HE COULDN’T FIND JOHNATHAN. JUSTIN CLAIMED HE SLEPT IN HIS CAR ALL NIGHT HOPING JOHNATHAN WOULD RETURN. BUT HE NEVER SAW JOHNATHAN AGAIN.