Bring PaPaw Home - Find Michael Chambers
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*This petition is not affiliated with the Chambers Family, but is posted with their knowledge. All information that it contains is a compilation of public records, family and friends' first hand knowledge, and other sources that have been vetted and verified. All information contained within has been given approval by the family for legitimacy and accuracy. The information in this petition is a collaboration of several individuals from various walks of life and professions: DFD firefighter family members, Texas law enforcement family members, mortgage broker, teacher, oilfield service company owner, and others who have researched the facts listed below, and have been given nothing in exchange for their efforts. It is open to interpretation as the reader sees fit.*
We are asking for the Texas Rangers to take over the investigation into the disappearance of Michael Chambers.
Michael Chambers, age 70 years old, and a retired Dallas firefighter, was last seen on Friday March 10, 2017. He went missing from Quinlan, Texas. Below are the facts regarding the disappearance of Michael Chambers:
According to security footage, Mr. Chambers was last seen leaving his local Walmart in Quinlan at approximately 11:00am. He was observed on camera making a purchase of mascara, allegedly at the request of his wife, Rebecca Lynn “Becca” Chambers, age 60. Per the video footage at the Quinlan Walmart, Mr. Chambers performed his shopping alone, checked out at the cashier, proceeded to the parking lot, and left in his personal vehicle alone.
At approximately 5:51pm, it is believed that Becca Chambers texted her husband saying that she was almost home. Mrs. Chambers is a home health nurse who sees patients for home-bound care. Her job takes her around the north Texas area on a daily basis. She is believed to have arrived at their home, located in the 7000 block of FM 2101 in Quinlan, sometime around 6:15pm.
Mrs. Chambers alleges to have arrived home from work, and found her husband gone. His truck was parked at their house. The workshop on the property was found locked with Mr. Chambers’ keys, and wallet inside. Missing were his cell phone, and his Texas driver’s license. It is unconfirmed whether a small amount of cash was missing from his wallet.
Mrs. Chambers claims to have observed several “quarter” sized blood droplets on the floor of the workshop where he housed his classic cars. She stated to a family friend that she “thought it was transmission fluid.” (Samples of the blood were collected, and DNA analysis later confirmed that the blood belonged to Mr. Chambers.)
Mrs. Chambers called Suzy Losoya, daughter of Mr. Chambers, who told her to contact law enforcement. Mrs. Chambers called 911 at approximately 6:55pm, and reported to dispatch that she was unable to find Mr. Chambers at their home.
Mrs. Chambers then contacted family friend, Penny Edwards, and asked her to come over to the residence because Mr. Chambers was missing. Ms. Edwards asked if the police had arrived, yet. Mrs. Chambers told her that they had not. Ms. Edwards advised her to call 911 again. Mrs. Chambers called the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 7:45pm. Before police arrived, Mrs. Chambers made the comment to Ms. Edwards that she needs her to "be on my side."
Hunt County Sheriff’s Office initially dispatched a single deputy. Two others joined him after it was apparent that Mr. Chambers was in fact missing. The deputies and neighbors searched the 10 acres of the Chambers property, but did not find any trace of Mr. Chambers.
Mr. Chambers’ phone was last pinged near Lake Tawokoni shortly after he disappeared.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office searched a five-acre area near the Chambers’ property. They had the help of more than 75 volunteers. Despite the search, investigators found zero evidence of Chambers.
On or around March 20, 2017, Rebecca Chambers cancelled/suspended the cell phone service for two of the lines on the Chambers’ family account with Verizon. She dropped the phone numbers, and turned off the service that belonged to her husband’s phone, and to her son’s phone, leaving only her phone service active.
Mrs. Chambers sold Mr. Chambers’ personal pickup truck soon after his disappearance. It is unknown if Mr. Chambers’ vehicle financing included a credit life option which would have paid off the truck in the event of his death. On June 28, 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation issued a new title on the 2014 Dodge Ram truck that had belonged to Mr. Chambers. Rather than the new owner’s name, the title listed “Michael Chambers Rebecca Lynn Chambers” as the vehicle owner. There was no lien holder listed on the new title.
On April 20, 2017, the Hunt County District Clerk received the following filings:
a) Application for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters of Testamentary
b) Citation by Posting
c) Order Appointing Attorney Ad Litem
Then, on June 6, 2017, the Hunt County District Clerk received the following filings:
a) Order Admitting Will to Probate; Authorizing Letters of Testamentary Signed
b) Proof of Death and Other Facts
c) Letters of Testamentary Issued
d) Original Last Will and Testament of Michael Glenn Chambers
e) Court-Ordered Delayed Certificate of Death Signed; mailed to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin, Texas.
According to the Will filed, Mrs. Chambers is the sole heir to Mr. Chambers’ property at this time. Per the proceedings, Mrs. Chambers is required to deposit 50% of any proceeds she receives as a result of all community property assets sold into an escrow account to be left for a period of not less than 3 years. Any assets that are not community property, Mrs. Chambers is allowed to keep 100% of the proceeds. A Notice to Creditors on Mr. Chambers apparent death was published in area newspapers on June 26, 2017. Also, on June 26, 2017, the Hunt County District Clerk received an Inventory, Appraisement, and List of Claims from Mrs. Chambers. (Many items appear to be undervalued in this Appraisement compared to the current market values.)
On June 8, 2017, Texas EquuSearch conducted a ground search in the area of the 7000 block of FM 2101 in Quinlan. Although the search was thorough, no sign of Michael Chambers was found.
Mrs. Chambers obtained a Protective Order against her son, Justin Chambers, through the Hunt County District Court system on July 13, 2017. The exact reason is unknown. The Protective Order is in place for the next two years.
During a birthday party celebration on June 27th, Mrs. Chambers was at the home of family friend, Penny Edwards. She stated to Ms. Edwards that Mr. Chambers “was not coming back.” Ms. Edwards claims that Becca Chambers was stoic and adamant about her statement.
A red 1966 Mustang red convertible was sold to an out of state buyer on July 7, 2017. Mr. Chambers had given it to his wife as a gift the end of 2016. The vehicle was in the name of a Chambers family member.
Mrs. Chambers expressed financial hardship soon after Michael’s disappearance. After a family discussion, it was decided that Mrs. Chambers would sell the 1966 Mustang that Mr. Chambers had given her the previous November. The other alternative was for Mrs. Chambers to file for a Death Certificate through the court system, and probate Mr. Chambers’ Will.
The family was only made aware of the Death Certificate filing when Suzy Losoya, Mr. Chambers’ daughter, received a call from one of his former Dallas Fire Department coworkers asking about Chambers being deceased. When the Death Certificate was filed, the Dallas Fire Department pension board was notified. Until that time, the family had no idea that Mrs. Chambers had filed for the Death Certificate. They were under the impression that selling the Mustang was the route that she was going to take.
In the days previous to July 14, 2017, a local resident, Bradley Marion Dunn, made claims on social media that he had information on where Mr. Chambers was located at. Chambers family members spoke with Mr. Dunn during this time. He was encouraged to contact the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.
On the day of July 14th, Bradley Dunn met with deputies from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at a location near the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2101 and Rancho Road in Quinlan. Mr. Dunn, a career criminal, was said to be jittery and under the influence of some type of mind altering substance. Mr. Dunn was arrested on scene by Hunt County Sheriff’s Office for having a handgun on his person. He was booked into the Hunt County Detention Center. He was also charged with a Motion to Revoke Probation. Mr. Dunn is now currently in the custody of the Hunt County Detention Center, awaiting disposition of his charges.
The afternoon of August 25, 2017, law enforcement retrieved swabs from the floor of Mr. Chambers’ shop for control sample analysis processing at an independent lab. The results have not yet come back.
A realtor was observed taking photographs of the Chambers home on August 26th. The home is presumed to be on the market for sale.
Several searches for Mr. Chambers have been held since his disappearance. The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted an aerial helicopter search of the Chambers property and surrounding areas. Also, dogs were brought in from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Bonham. The dogs picked up Mr. Chambers’ scent, and trailed it to the roadway, but were unable to follow it any farther. In addition, a sonar search was used on the pond across the road from the Chambers house, and also at Lake Tawakoni by TEQ.
At least two male subjects who are acquaintances of Mrs. Chambers have been questioned by area law enforcement.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has only responded to phone calls or emails from Mr. Chambers’ family sparingly. Despite numerous inquiries by family members, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has failed to request the iMessages for Mr. Chambers’ phone account from Apple. The call logs were previously given to HCSO by the family soon after Chambers’ disappearance. HCSO is refusing to deem the case as criminal, saying that no criminal acts have been committed. A private investigator was hired by the Chambers children soon after he went missing.
Michael Chambers is 6′ 3″ tall, weighs 225 pounds, and is balding with grey hair. He typically wears a Dallas Fire Rescue t-shirt and baseball hat. Michael has a small scar on his upper lip from a prior auto accident. He also has surgical scars on his right knee and both shoulders. Mr. Chambers has no known health or mental issues.
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