Friends and family of a Texas man and woman are baffled as to what happened to the pair, who went missing after attending a concert in Austin. According to Fox 26 News, the search for them concluded Wednesday night but is expected to begin again on Thursday morning.
KPRC 2 News reports that friends Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson, both 35, vanished sometime between Saturday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 5, after last being seen together in Austin, according to Houston Police. Authorities indicate that Sidney and Krislyn left Houston on Friday and subsequently arrived in Austin to attend the Urban Music Festival for the entire weekend.
Late Friday night, the pair went to a local Austin nightclub and have not been seen since. The search effort for Sidney and Krislyn includes both the Austin and Houston Police Departments, as well as Texas Equusearch, which has over 20 people assisting in the quest to the find the couple, reports ABC 13 News.
Austin authorities initially started the investigation, but Houston law enforcement joined the effort after Sidney’s vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was discovered in midtown Houston, according to ABC 13 News.
Fox 26 News reports Equusearch was asked to take part in the investigation after a ping from Sidney’s cell phone was found to have come from west Harris County. ABC 13 News reports a GPS locator indicated the ping came from near Bear Creek Park in Houston.
According to ABC 13 News, Tim Miller with Equusearch said regarding the missing friends:
“They went to a club that night and never made it back to the friend’s house where they were going to spend the night at, so their clothes and everything is still at their friend’s house.”
KPRC 2 News reports that the two left Sidney’s cousin’s home to head to a nightclub.
Miller told Fox 26 News, “They’ve got them on surveillance leaving this club, and were going to spend the night at a friend’s house ten minutes away…”
One friend, Calvin Davis, told Fox 26 News, “Something had to be foul play somewhere.” Davis stated that he and Sidney had roomed together in college for two years and that Krislyn was part of their group of friends. According to Davis, Sidney and Krislyn had a platonic relationship and were not romantically involved, reports Fox 26 News.
Davis also said that Krislyn is a single mother of one son, while Sidney is married with four children, so he typically stays in frequent contact with his family, as well as his friends, according to Fox 26 News. Davis further added:
“It has just been too long, and he just loves us too much to make us worry like that… It’s all kind of surreal, because they were doing things all the right way. To just come up missing is something that has us all puzzled.”
According to KPRC 2 News, Davis noted that Sidney is a loving husband and father, and not making contact with anyone is “…definitely out of character.” He said, “This is not something he would do… I called and texted him. His phone was dead and he didn’t reply. That’s definitely not him.”
Davis spoke with ABC 13 News as well regarding Sidney’s vehicle being found back in Houston, saying:
“I don’t think they drove back, personally. Somebody had to drive them back… I’m dumbfounded right now. I don’t even know where to begin to be honest with you. I’m just hoping everything can come to some type of light where we can find them safe.”
Another friend, Melody Moore, told KPRC 2 News regarding Krislyn, “Something is not right. She would never leave her baby. Never.”
Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in their search for Sidney and Krislyn. Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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