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DAY 4 — East Texas Search Resumes for 11-Year-Old Audrii Cunningham

LIVINGSTON, Texas — Law enforcement and volunteer teams have resumed their search for 11-year-old Audrey Cunningham. The girl went missing on February 15th, at her preschool. “Person of Interest” Don Stephen McDougall is being held in the Polk County Jail on an unrelated felony assault charge.

A team of EquuSearch volunteers in Texas was observed launching a boat into the Trinity River below the US 59 bridge. Grizzy Hood News captured video of the search operation being launched Sunday in the river below Lake Livingston Dam.

Video shows multiple boat search teams entering the rapids of the Trinity River.

Law enforcement teams including the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office and others searched the area where police say they found a backpack matching the one Audrey was carrying. We plan to continue.

Don Stephen McDougall (Texas Law Enforcement Agency Mugshot)

McDougall remains jailed in Polk County without bail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charges stem from the alleged stabbing of David Stanley on August 19, 2023, according to information received from a witness in the complaint. Although the victim was positively identified, McDougal was not arrested on charges until after Audrey’s disappearance.

On Saturday, Lt. Greg Cummings of the Texas Department of Public Safety told reporters on behalf of Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons and Deputy District Attorney Sherry Sitton that Audrey, who has been missing since February 15, has not yet been found. He said he had not. He confirmed the rumors that investigators had discovered. The backpack matches Audrey’s near the Lake Livingston dam where search efforts were focused on Friday.

Mr Cummings identified Don Stephen McDougall, 42, of Livingston, as the “key person of interest” in Audrey’s disappearance.

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Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in locating McDougal on Thursday and Friday before he was taken into custody.

Authorities ask you to report any information to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Crime Stoppers, or the DPS iWatchTexas app.

EquuSearch Texas volunteers arrive to assist in search efforts for Audrey Cunningham.  (Bob Price/Breitbart, Texas)

EquuSearch Texas volunteers arrive to help search for Audrey Cunningham. (Bob Price/Breitbart, Texas)

texas Exsearch They arrived Saturday to bring additional resources and equipment to assist in the search for Audrey. Texas EquuSearch is a nonprofit organization specializing in difficult search and recovery operations. Between 25 and 50 volunteers arrived Saturday morning to help search for Audrey.

Mr Cummings insisted he still held out hope that Audrey would be safely returned to her family, but said: “Based on the evidence we have, we understand that foul play was also a factor.” Ta.

On Thursday, Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons wrote:

Audrey Cunningham is a white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She weighs 75 pounds and is approximately 4 feet 1 inch tall. Audrey was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoodie with white lettering, and black high-top tennis shoes. She also wore a bright red Hello Kitty-style backpack.

Sheriff Lyons is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to immediately contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

McDougall was reportedly the last person known to have been with 11-year-old Audrey Cunningham before she disappeared before school on February 15th. A Polk County government official who was not authorized to speak to the media told Breitbart Texas that McDougal was a suspect. Wednesday morning to take Audrey to the school bus stop.

Audrey was not at the bus stop when the bus arrived to pick up the children. Lyons said she never went to school Thursday. The location is right near Lake Livingston.

Livingston ISD school officials notified Cunningham around noon that Audrey did not arrive at school Thursday, according to the report. Mr. Cunningham did not report his daughter missing until several hours later, when Audrey was due to return home from school.

Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas from Brazoria County, Texas, reveal that McDougal was convicted in 2008 of third-degree felony luring a child. The 300th District Court convicted McDougal and sentenced him to two years in prison.

In addition to his previous convictions for child sex crimes, McDougall also has tattoos indicating possible involvement in gang activity.

McDougall reportedly lived with Audrey’s father, Josh Cunningham, and was babysitting Audrey while Josh was out of town for work.

bob price He is an associate editor and senior news contributor on the Breitbart Texas Border Team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team.Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston What is your point? sunday morning talk show.He is also the president of blue wonder cancer care products.

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