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TX ANDREEN MCDONALD: Missing from San Antonio, TX - 1 March 2019 - Age 29 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Bexar County Sheriff's Office searching for missing woman: 'Literally no sign of her anywhere'


    The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding 29-year-old Andreen Nicole McDonald who didn't show up to work Friday.

    "There's a lot of unanswered questions in this case," Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Saturday. "It's a missing persons case under very suspicious circumstances. There is literally no sign of her anywhere."

    Friends of McDonald told deputies she wasn't at the gym or her job Friday, which are both a part of her normal routine. When the friends went looking for McDonald at her home on the far North Side near Canyon Golf and Wilderness Oaks, they began to worry.

    At the home they talked to her husband, who authorities have not identified, but "weren't able to get many answers" and so they called deputies, Salazar said.

    Deputies who spoke to McDonald's husband say he asserted his rights and retained an attorney, according to Salazar.

    "We have not been able to speak to Mr. McDonald very much as a result of this," Salazar said. Salazar did say that the husband is not a suspect. He also noted that McDonald's husband is a high-ranking officer in the Air Force.

    The sheriff said investigators have the missing woman's purse, wallet, keys and what seems to be her cell phone. They do not have her passport. Both McDonald and her husband have ties to the Caribbean, according to Salazar.

    "It's entirely possible that (Andreen) McDonald left the country of her own free will. She is an adult and may be in another country at this point," Salazar said. "Is it possible that she's also the victim of foul play? Yes, that's absolutely possible."




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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    LIVE: Sheriff, District Attorney to provide update in woman's disappearance

    The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help locating a 29-year-old woman who they said disappeared "under very suspicious circumstances."

    Friends of 29-year-old Andreen Nicole McDonald reported her as missing after she failed to follow her normal routine, which included going to the gym and work, Sheriff Javier Salazar said Saturday.

    Salazar said that it's too early to call McDonald's husband, a "high-ranking officer in the Air Force," a suspect in the case as authorities do not have evidence a crime has been committed.

    Friends of the 29-year-old tell KSAT that it's unfathomable that McDonald would abandon her daughter and successful home health care businesses. McDonald was last seen Thursday, the sheriff said.

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  3. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    I don't believe she fled the country without her daughter. She also didn't have her wallet with her so unless she has cash or a debit/credit card she's not going far.
    The most bizarre part of this is her husband lawyering up right away without answering LE questions to help find his wife . Things that make you go hmmmm.
  4. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

  5. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    (from link above)

    Salazar said Saturday night that authorities detained McDonald's husband for mental health reasons.

    Authorities said they set up surveillance on the McDonalds' home and covertly followed Andre McDonald to a gun shop Saturday afternoon, where they said he hurriedly purchased a firearm and ammunition. According to Salazar, Andre McDonald was in such a hurry, he left behind the firearm he had just purchased and his ID. "At that point we were not certain if there were some suicidal thoughts going through the subject's mind," Salazar said. "(Deputies) made contact with him outside the residence, took him into custody, detained him at that point due to a possible mental health issue."


    Salazar said that the military's Office of Special Investigations and the FBI have joined the investigation and have uncovered blood evidence, as well as "new evidence in plain view." Authorities continued searching the couple's home and vehicles Saturday night.

    They said they have not yet talked to the couple's 6-year-old daughter, as she is autistic and mostly nonverbal.
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Investigators release pictures of cars in search for missing woman

    Bexar County authorities have released pictures of four cars they are looking for in the search for a missing 29-year-old woman. They believe the woman could have been the victim of foul play.

    Sunday, the Sheriff's Office posted four pictures of cars they are looking for in the investigation to their Facebook account. The post says the cars may have been seen in a wooded area or driving suspiciously.


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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Air Force major in custody after wife goes missing

    An Air Force major in Texas is in custody while authorities try to find the whereabouts of his wife.

    "At this point, I think it's safe to say we are considering ... Considering him a suspect in the disappearance. While we can't narrow down exactly what offense has taken I think it's safe to say that it's a very real possibility that she could have been harmed physically during some of this," Javier Sheriff Javier Salazar of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

    McDonald was not cooperating with them ... And asserted his rights and retained the use of an attorney.

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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    This just keeps getting worse.

    Air Force Major who 'purchased gasoline, an ax and a shovel to get rid of his wife's body' is charged in connection with the disappearance of his wife

    An Air Force Major from Texas has been charged in connection with the disappearance of his wife 29-year-old Andreen Nicole, whom authorities believe has been killed.

    Andre McDonald, 40, was booked on charges of tampering with evidence after he tore up a receipt for the purchase of a shovel, an ax, and gasoline along with other material that investigators believe he intended to use to dispose of her body.

    'I love my daughter. I love my family. That's it,' said McDonald on Sunday afternoon as he as he was led away by deputies.

    Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies had already detained him on Saturday for a mental evaluation by the Air Force according to MySA.

    It wasn't until Sunday, however, that McDonald was called a suspect after there were indications a homicide had occurred and he was not cooperating with the search to find her.

    'We found some things really quite disturbing,' Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said as police conducted a second search of the house.

    'The evidence consisted of a shovel, an ax, some heavy duty trash bags, some work gloves, and two five-gallon containers of gasoline.' A portable burn barrel was also found.

    All the items that were found in the home led Salazar to believe that they were used to dispose of a body.

    A receipt was found in McDonald's home which showed how items had been bought earlier that day.

    'There was quite a bit of effort that went into destroying that receipt to try to prevent us seeing where it was purchased and when it was purchased,' Salazar said. 'That led us to obtain a warrant of arrest for Andre McDonald for the charge of tampering with evidence.

    'We believe that Andreen McDonald is no longer living,' Salazar said who went onto say that it was a missing person's case marked by 'very suspicious circumstances.'

    Salazar went on to say that 'it's pretty evident' that the couple's six-year-old daughter, who is on the autism spectrum and mostly nonverbal, witnessed her mother's death.

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  9. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    This article says the following, I just hope she didn't see anything...that would be devastating for her.

    Husband of missing woman arrested, charged with evidence tampering Sunday, the Sheriff's Office said they believe Andreen Nicole McDonald is no longer living.

    Author: KENS Staff Published: 1:03 PM CST March 3, 2019 Updated: 10:30 PM CST March 3, 2019

    SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told media Sunday that they have arrested the husband of a missing 29-year-old woman. No friends, family or business associates had seen or heard from Andreen Nicole McDonald since Thursday, Salazar said.

    BCSO executed a search warrant at the McDonalds' home and found a shovel, an ax, work gloves and gasoline that had been recently purchased. Salazar said this led them to believe that Andre McDonald was going to dispose of a body. BCSO believes he didn't have a chance to dispose of the body yet. "At this time, we believe Andreen McDonald is no longer living," Salazar said. Salazar added that they are looking in ravines and creek beds with cadaver dogs.

    Andre McDonald has been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. Salazar said his bond will be set very high. If he does make bond, Salazar said he will get a GPS or house arrest to allow BCSO to keep investigating. McDonald works for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base. Salazar said McDonald's mental health is not in question and that he is a highly intelligent man who works in the cyber warfare field.

    Earlier Sunday, Bexar County authorities released pictures of four cars they are looking for in the search for a missing 29-year-old woman. They believe the woman could have been the victim of foul play. The sheriff's office said the cars may have been seen in a wooded area or driving suspiciously. KENS 5

    The Sheriff's Office says McDonald never showed up to work Friday and did not return to her residence, located near Canyon Golf and Wilderness Oak. The missing 29-year-old is 5'11, weighs 160 lbs. and has black hair and brown eyes. Salazar acknowledged that it was possible that McDonald had voluntarily left the country. However, McDonald left behind personal items that someone would normally take with them when traveling, which is why authorities believe she is missing under suspicious circumstances.

    In a Saturday evening update, Salazar said McDonald's husband, currently serving as a major in the U.S. Air Force, is a person of interest in the case. The sheriff said that when deputies made contact with him, "he quickly asserted his rights to legal counsel and refused to speak to us."

    Later, authorities noticed the husband leaving the house on surveillance they placed around the property. He was later discovered to be in a gun shop, where Salazar said he purchased a handgun and ammunition. "(He) departed the store in a hurry; so much so that he left the gun he just purchased and his identification behind in the store." Salazar said. Deputies later detained him outside his residence "due to a possible mental issue."

    Because of his active status with the U.S. military, military investigators are also involved in the case, as well as FBI. Salazar also said they've obtained a second search warrant for the residence. "There is some blood evidence in this case that we're looking into," he added. He later confirmed that it was human blood.

    The couple has a 6-year-old daughter with autism, Salazar said. He said she is nonverbal and BCSO believes she may have seen something happen to her mom.

    The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone with information on McDonald's whereabouts or interested in sharing surveillance footage from the 1000 block of Solitude Cove, call 8(210)-335-6000 or email missingpersons@bexar.org or bcsotips@bexar.org.

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  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Witnesses found blood, hair in missing woman's bathroom after entering through unlocked back door

    The two witnesses, described as a woman and one of her employees, went and knocked at the McDonald residence on Friday. When they received no answer, the women went to an unlocked back door and entered the house, according to their statements to detectives.

    "The first witness said she and the second witness gained access to the residence through the back door, after no one answered their knock," writes Dep. Mark Waits in McDonald's arrest affidavit.


    Inside the home, the two women found blood and hair on a light switch in the couple's master bathroom. One of the women observed "what she described as a fire on the ground," the affidavit says. She said she saw a zipper in the fire.

    The two women then left the residence. One of them drove to pick up Andreen McDonald's mother and bring her to the home, according to the affidavit. At some point, Andre McDonald returned to his house and spoke with at least one of the witnesses but they "weren't able to get many answers" out of him. According to the affidavit, as the second witness returned to the home with Andreen McDonald's mother, they spotted Andre leaving the residence. Only then did they contact the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.


    The affidavit says he told investigators that his wife was being treated at Baptist Emergency Hospital on U.S. 281, but when authorities contacted the hospital, they were told she was not there. McDonald then said he didn't know where she was, and he noted the two had been in an argument the night prior.
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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dozens volunteer time to help deputies search for missing Bexar County women.

    Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies and volunteers joined together to search for 29-year-old Andreen McDonald Tuesday, four days after she was first deemed to be missing.

    They fanned out in the area near her home on the 1000 block of Solitude Cove in far North Bexar County, focusing on two areas. One location was at the Highland Estates. While the neighborhood has new homes, much of the area has underdeveloped properties.

    The second location was also in a newer neighborhood off of East Borgefeld Drive.

    Crews searched through wooded areas, thick brush, ditches and creek beds for any sign of McDonald. One of the volunteers shared why she braved the cold and rough terrain to help in the effort.

    “It hit really close to home. She lived right down the road from us. She seemed like a normal person, with a family. A daughter who now doesn’t have her parents,” said Liz Helman, a neighbor. “If there’s any chance that we can do anything to help, I think all of us want to give it as much effort as we can.”

    BCSO used a drone and cadaver dogs in the search, and even Sheriff Javier Salazar helped out.

    “We’ve got some things working in our favor," he said. We’re doing some checks on GPS, on telephones and on cars. We’re hoping that narrows down our search area."

    BCSO investigators said that, in a search of the couple’s home, they found torn up receipts, blood, hair, an ax, shovel, burn pile, gasoline and heavy-duty trash bags.

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    BCSO welcoming public's help in search for missing woman

    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is resuming its search for a missing woman and welcomes help from the public.

    A search party will begin the hunt for Andreen McDonald around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    Anyone who wants to help in the search is asked to show up at The Shops at Overlook, located at 26108 Overlook Parkway.

    The shopping center is adjacent to a wooded area that has been the subject of a prior search. It also is not far from the home that McDonald shared with her 40-year-old husband, Andre McDonald, and six-year-old daughter.


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  13. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    What a beautiful woman. How sad that her daughter will now grow up without either parent.
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Volunteers requested in search for Andreen McDonald at Camp Bullis

    A search will continue Thursday for Andreen Nicole McDonald, and officials are asking the community for volunteer assistance.

    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, along with personnel from the U.S. Air Force 502nd Air Base Wing Joint Base San Antonio, will keep looking for McDonald at Camp Bullis.

    Anyone who wants to volunteer is asked to check in at 8 a.m., at Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Highway in San Antonio.

    A second search is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m.

    Volunteers will be shuttled from the park into Camp Bullis.

    If you plan on going, you're advised to dress appropriately for cold weather, wear comfortable shoes for walking through rugged terrain, bring a valid, government-issued ID and leave all weapons at home. You can bring a walking stick, if you'd like. Officials will provide light snacks and water.

    A news conference is set for 9 a.m.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Employee: Missing San Antonio woman and her husband had a history of fighting

    Andreen McDonald had a frayed relationship with her husband, Andre, during some of their 10-year marriage, and the couple was arguing Feb. 28, the last day she was seen alive, according to one of her employees.

    “We knew Andreen was not happy with the relationship with the husband anymore,” she said.

    She heard Andre arguing with Andreen and glass breaking when the couple lived in a house that was partially used for the business in the Eden neighborhood on Northeast Side.

    San Antonio police were called to the Eden home at least twice for family violence in 2017, records show. The specifics of the calls were not immediately known. At the time, the family lived on the second floor; assisted living clients lived on the first floor.

    In February 2017, Andre McDonald filed for divorce and cited in his petition “discord or conflict of personalities.”

    But Andre withdrew the petition in May 2017, records show. The McDonalds bought the larger home on Solitude Cove in the gated subdivision The Summit at Canyon Springs in July of that year, Flores recalled.

    At some point, they picked up the McDonalds’ 7-year-old daughter at school and asked whether she knew what happened.

    Flores said the girl told the staffer: “Daddy hurt Mommy” and that Andreen fell on the floor. Flores mimicked the sound the child reportedly made, indicating that Andreen was gasping for air.

    The Express-News attempted to speak with the staffer and friend, but they either declined to comment or did not return phone calls.

    MORE: https://www.expressnews.com/news/lo...sing-woman-and-her-husband-had-a-13668888.php
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Sheriff: Suspect in wife’s disappearance visited San Antonio military camp within hours after she went missing

    An Air Force Reserve officer suspected in his wife’s disappearance may have visited a San Antonio military training base within hours after she went missing, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

    Salazar said at a news conference Thursday at Eisenhower Park that the search for Andreen McDonald has shifted to Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, based on information developed within the past couple of days about where Air Force Reserve Maj. Andre McDonald may have gone shortly after his wife disappeared.

    “We have information that the suspect, very early on in the investigation, or even before the investigation began, that he was in this area or on base, and he had no official business here,” Salazar said. “That is why we are concentrating on this area.”

    Before the media briefing, Rick de Castro, who is coordinating the overall search for Texas Search and Rescue, told a group of trained search and rescue members that “we have intelligence her body may have been dumped here.”

    More than 300 searchers, about 200 of them volunteers, joined Thursday’s search as members of the Air Force’s 502nd Security Forces helped guide them through the 27,990-acre base where various branches of the military train.

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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This article makes me cry. :vigil:
  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Search for missing woman will resume on Saturday

    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, along with the 502nd Air Base Wing Joint Base San Antonio will continue their search for missing San Antonio woman Andreen McDonald on Saturday at Camp Bullis.

    Hundreds of volunteers came out to help with the search efforts Thursday covering a lot of ground. Officials say that no volunteers will be needed tomorrow to help with the search, but ask that you follow them on social mediafor updates on the case and any future volunteer search efforts opportunities.

    If you have any information or tips pertaining to the McDonald case, please email them to BCSOTIPS@bexar.org.

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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Andreen McDonald's husband could face murder charge despite lack of body

    Despite the fact that Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar has said that he believes Andreen McDonald is dead and that her husband is responsible, Andre McDonald is only charged with tampering with evidence.

    Salazar said investigators have found blood, an ax and a shovel with dirt on it at the McDonald home, the couple's Chevrolet Malibu, Andre McDonald's cellphone and his wife's old cellphone. Andre McDonald was arrested on suspicion of "altering, concealing and destroying" evidence, an arrest affidavit said.

    "He might be charged with tampering because the district attorney's office isn't prepared to prosecute him for homicide," said Geary Reamey, a criminal law professor at St Mary's University.

    Even if Andreen McDonald's body is never found, Reamey said Andre McDonald could still end up being charged with murder. Reamey admits not having a body poses legal challenges.

    "First, you have to convince the jury that a person was actually killed. Then, you have to persuade the jury that the killing was unlawful," Reamey said.

    For a murder conviction, prosecutors must show what type of homicide occurred.

    "We could have a negligent homicide, we could have a reckless killing, we could have an intentional killing. Those are all different types of homicides, and they carry different punishments," Reamey said.

    Andre McDonald is being held in the Bexar County Jail on $2 million bail. Reamey said $2 million bail is unusually high for a tampering with evidence charge and may indicate prosecutors may be trying to keep him behind bars while they build a bigger case.

    There is no statute of limitations for murder, so it could take months -- or even years -- for investigators to build a case.

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