Tyler County woman, adult son missing after weekend fishing trip

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KYTX) -- Authorities in Tyler County are searching for a woman and her mentally challenged adult son after going on a weekend fishing trip to an overnight camp located east of Woodville.

Lettie Fisher, 79, and son John Fisher, Jr., 31, went to Magnolia Ridge Park, located in the BA Steinhagen Lake area, last Monday. Fisher's husband reported her missing Thursday, after the pair failed to contact him.

The Fishers make regular trips to the area, according to Tyler County Sheriff's Department. Lettie Fisher's vehicle was found by authorities, and there are no signs of any robbery or foul play.

A dive team is searching the creek.

Along with being mentally handicapped, John Fisher, Jr. also has a prosthetic leg.


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