A private investigative firm that has been involved with looking into the disappearance of Michael Lynn Chambers has reported it concluded its latest search for the missing retired firefighter.
A public statement posted Oct. 25 on the Facebook page of Klein investigations and Consulting indicated the company and investigators from around the United States had finished the search in and around Quinlan.
“We would like to thank the landowners for their help and for allowing us onto their property. We were productive,” the post stated, adding the firm still believes Chamber’s disappearance was the result of a homicide. ”We firmly disagree with Hunt County regarding their conclusions that have been a focus of some around the Hunt County Area. We see no signs of suicide and there are no indicators of such. We believe there is much more to this story and we are working on it each and every day.”
The company had intended to conduct a search in September, but the office was closed due to flooding from the remnants of Imelda.
Phillip Klein came to Greenville in April and told the Herald-Banner he believed Chambers’ disappearance was a homicide investigation.
The company is still asking residents in the south part of Hunt County and around the Lake Tawakoni area to keep their eyes open.
“If you live in the area of Hail Point, or if your home is on the shore of Hideaway Cove, we ask that you watch your shoreline and/or when you are cleaning up your property that you look for a black/dark blue Dallas Fire Department Shirt and Cap,” the post added. “As well, we are looking for jeans and a blue tarp. If you come upon any of these items please call investigator Gear at 409-729-8798 x 103.
“Again, we thank all of you for your offer of service. We have progressed the case - and we assure you - the person (s) that are involved in this case that we will solve this and our hope is that you will be prosecuted. Our simple advice - talk now while you can make your deal. There will be a day where there at no deals to make.”
Chambers disappeared on March 10, 2017 from his home in the 7000 block of FM 2101.According to information previously released by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Chambers’ wife, Becca,reported him missing after arriving that night to an empty house.
In the days following Chambers’ disappearance numerous searches were conducted around the residence by more than 100 volunteers which included cadaver dogs, drones and trained searchers on foot all with negative results.
Becca Chambers said she had spoken to her husband at around 8 a.m. that day.
A small amount of blood was reportedly located in a workshop at the residence, but there were no signs of a struggle. Sheriff Randy Meeks has said it is unclear whether Chambers was injured and walked away from the shop seeking help or was forcibly taken from the building.
Anyone wanting to offer tips can also call the sheriff’s office tip line at 903-453-6809, email Sgt. Jeff Haines at firstname.lastname@example.org or, to remain confidential, call the Hunt County Crime Stoppers hot line at 903-457-2929.