LULING, Texas (KXAN) — Several Facebook groups dedicated to the search for Texas State student Jason Landry helped erect a missing persons notice board this week, nearly a year and a half after his disappearance.
Supporters set up the billboard along US Hwy. 183 at 2023 N. Magnolia Ave., north of Luling. Landry disappeared at age 21 on December 13, 2020 while returning home to Missouri City, Texas for winter vacation.
Law enforcement officials found his car had been wrecked on Salt Flat Road near Luling. Personal effects, including his wallet, phone and clothes, were discovered at the crash site.
Organizers rented the billboard for 13 weeks, starting Friday, thanks to donations raised through Landry’s Facebook groups. If necessary, the groups could possibly extend this contract for the rental of billboards.
Groups involved in the billboard include:
The billboard includes two photos of Landry, a $10,000 reward offer, and contact information for the Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit, available for all potential case advice. Landry’s family approved the billboard design, organizers said.
In January, members of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office released new evidence related to the case, including a call log, more than an hour of body camera footage from law enforcement at the scene and a FaceTime call recorded with Landry. Cellphone video captured by Jason’s father, Kent Landry, was also included — but he told KXAN in January that he hadn’t seen some of the documents before they were released.
“I don’t know where some of this stuff came from,” Kent said in January. “We haven’t seen some of those videos.”
Updates and tributes from family members and loved ones can be found on the Missing person – Jason Landry Facebook page.