MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas Investigators now suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 23-year-old Sam Houston State University student who vanished from a sports bar in 2011.
Thomas Charles Murray Jr., also known as TJ, was last seen in the early morning hours of October 19, 2011.
Investigators said he met a friend at a bar in the 500 block of Sawdust Road on the evening of October 18. The pair later left in the friend s vehicle and went to another bar in the 300 block of Sawdust Road. They left Murray s vehicle at the first bar.
While they were at the second bar, investigators said Murray was involved in a fight with multiple patrons.
Staff from the bar asked him to leave and escorted him off the property.
Murray was last seen on video surveillance outside of the bar around 12:30 a.m. His cell phone was laterfound in a ditch nearby.
No one has heard from him since.
Investigators suspect foul play and are asking anyone with information on the suspects responsible for Murray s disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Tips can also be submitted online at crime-stoppers.org or via text message just text TIP610 plus your info to 274637.
All tipsters will remain anonymous.
Family members have said that Murray, who worked as a Little League Umpire in The Woodlands, was well liked.
His family has lived in Montgomery County for 30 years, and his father is a teacher and coach at Oak Ridge High School.