UPDATE: Body of Missing Waco Teen Found - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

UPDATE: Body of Missing Waco Teen Found

Posted: Updated:
Twitter: @MidwayISD Twitter: @MidwayISD
UPDATE: June 13, 2014, 9:40 p.m.
Waco police said the body of LaCharles Montgomery was recovered by rescue crews on Friday night.

Search efforts continued all day and a shirt believed to belong to Montgomery was found.
Police won't say exactly where they made the discovery, but they say it isn't far from where they found Montgomery's car.

Friends of the victim gathered at Midway High School to comfort one another and share fond memories of Montgomery.

They describe him as a great friend who was always there for others.

Montgomery's body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

UPDATE: June 13, 2014, 10:55 a.m.

At 12:30 a.m. on Friday, a teen’s car was swept away by floodwaters near the intersection of Hewitt Drive and Mars Drive in Waco.

Eighteen-year-old LaCharles Montgomery’s vehicle floated down the creek near Midway High School’s soccer fields.

While he was floating away, he called family and friends. During his phone call with 911, his phone died.

Officials say that when they responded to the scene, the water was extremely high. One official said that he had never seen the water that high on Hewitt Drive and described it as “almost like a river.”

Because it was nighttime, the search was tough without any light.

Around daybreak, the McLennan County Sheriff’s helicopter was sent out to search for Montgomery.

Almost two miles away, Montgomery’Volkswagen Passat was found.

They found the windows to be broken in the car, but Montgomery was not inside.

Officials moved to search and recovery mode. Game wardens, firefighters, officers, and bloodhounds were all searching for Montgomery.

LaCharles Montgomery graduated this past Saturday. He played football in high school and planned to go to college.

The investigation is still ongoing.

We will bring you more details when they become available.

UPDATE: June 13, 2014, 10:45 a.m.

Waco Police have identified the missing 18-year-old as LaCharles Montgomery.

UPDATE: June 13th, 2014 10:07 a.m.

Bloodhounds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were out for an unrelated investigation. The sheriff has since called them to help in the search for the missing teen. 

Fire crews are now using a drone to assist in search for the missing 18-year-old.

UPDATE: June 13, 2014, 8:40 a.m.

Police know who the 18-year-old is, but they are not releasing his name at this time.

UPDATE: June 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

The teen's car has been found, but he was not inside.

When officials found the car, the windows of the car were smashed out.

The search continues to be underway to locate a high school student swept away in flash flood in west Waco.

We will bring you more information when it becomes available. 

Waco Police are actively searching at this hour for a 18 year-old male after his car was swept into a creek of water.
The car went missing in a creek located behind Midway High School.  
Reportedly, the teenager called his parents and told them he was being swept off the roadway due to flooding.
 His parents then lost contact with him and no one has heard from him since.
 Police are looking for a small size vehicle and have made a call for a helicopter to assist in the search.

Stay with KCEN for all the latest updates.
Click for Local Doppler Radar
Powered by WorldNow

2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.