Hunt for missing Baytown cop continues

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Baytown Police Officer John Stewart Beasley, 46, has been missing five days now. He walked out of his house in the 1800 block of Parker Place Drive never to be seen again.

Lieutenant Steve Doris said it's a very emotional time for friends and family.

“Obviously they’re upset, they’re concerned, they’re worried. He’s a husband, he’s a father, he’s a friend to a lot of people in that neighborhood, where he lives at. Of course, everybody is extremely worried and concerned,” said Doris.

He said Beasley is well-known and very upbeat. He added the police department is wrought not knowing the location of their brother in blue.

Two dog teams have been searching for Beasley since last Thursday.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said they’ve received 20-30 tips and are very concerned for him.

“As far as his mental state, I think everybody has their ups and downs and who knows whether there may be some depression, but actually we feel like he had a lot of good things going on in his life. He was in the process of building a new house, here in this same community. They’ve already hired a contractor…That’s why we’re so concerned,” said Hawthorne. “There’s obviously more to the story here.”

Hawthorne said there are no signs of foul play.

“His cell phone was located in the woods behind his house. The battery and the phone were separated, so that was obviously why there was no signal,” said Hawthorne. “Stewart was very, is very highly thought of. He’s like a brother to us. We all know him very well. Talk to him on a daily basis. He’s one of those guys that, uh, is very well known in the community.”Beasley has worked for Baytown Police Department for 23 years, in the community services bureau.

CSCO is now asking for the public's help in finding him.

He is described 5 feet 9 inches tall, 220 pounds and muscular, with green eyes and close-cut blonde hair. He has a blue tribal tattoo on his right shoulder.

Beasley was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and black hiking shoes. 

Anyone with information about Beasley's whereabouts is asked to call the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500 or Chambers County Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477.

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