Police find body beneath La Porte overpass


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 12:46 PM

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LA PORTE, Texas – Police found a body under an overpass in La Porte Monday afternoon.

The body was found near 16th and Fairmont Parkway, but no other details were released.

Equusearch's Tim Miller beileves it is 60-year-old Thomas Bud Yates. The missing man's wife said the clothing fit the description of what he was last seen wearing.

Equusearch volunteers had been in La Porte since last week to look for Yates, who vanished on January 31.

Yates was last seen at his home in the Fairmont Park East Subdivision. A cab driver took him home from a bar around midnight. When Yates went inside to get money, the cabbie said he never returned. After waiting a while, the driver gave up and left.

Relatives didn’t realize he was missing until about a week later when his wife called from another state to ask if anyone had heard from him.

They then called police to report him missing.

A medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death and confirm if it's Yates.