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Father still missing after two-year-old son found wandering

UPDATE 3/12/17 – The coroner announced that Matthew was killed by an “accidental boat propeller strike.”

UPDATE 3/10/17 – Matthews’ body was found near the bank a short distance downstream from where the boat was located. Investigators still don’t know what happened but they do not believe there was any foul play.

Original story:  A father and his 2-year old son went missing from Grapevine Lake in Texas on Mon. March 6, 2017. The dad, Matthew Meinert, 38, took a photo of himself and his son, Oliver, shortly before they went missing at Dent Creek.

The boat was found empty on the banks by a citizen who found a cell phone and called Miner’s family. The family called the police and they began searching around 6 p.m. Monday evening, reports the Dallas News. A group of searchers were looking for the pair, when they came across the boy wandering alone near Trophy Club around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

“The child walked right up to [rescuers] and said he wanted juice,” said Capt. Cliff Swafford, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The authorities are continuing their search for Matthew.



Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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