Wednesday, December 23, 2015
“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch, the Texas 18-year-old who allegedly violated his probation after a drunk-driving crash that killed four bystanders, is still missing along with his mother, Tonya Couch, born April 26, 1967. They may be traveling in her black 2011 Ford F150 pickup truck, authorities said at a press conference Monday. The Harley Davidson edition truck has 23-inch chrome wheels, a “crease” of damage on the passenger side panel, and Texas license plate BC50945. Per the Dallas News, a “visibly angry” Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Couch “continues to believe the law doesn’t apply to him, which is how he was raised. If he has enough money, he can get out of it.” He added that investigators have a “strong suspicion” the two are together and Couch’s mother is helping him flee the law, though they don’t know for sure.
Tonya Couch, 48, has now officially been reported missing, CBS News reports. That means she’s in a national database for missing persons, and authorities added a note saying she might be with a fugitive, which police will see if they look her up. Anderson said Couch did not appear to have any sympathy after killing the victims: “I said then, we’re not through with Ethan Couch—he’s not the kind of person who rehabilitates, who learns his lesson.” Couch missed a probation meeting after a video surfaced that appeared to show him drinking alcohol, and authorities have been looking for him ever since. Anyone with information on the location of the truck or the whereabouts of Ethan Anthony Couch or Tonya Lynette Pope Couch please call 1-800-336-0102 for US Marshals or 817-884-1213. – Dee Anderson
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