PRESS Staff Report
Police are searching for a 20-year-old Killeen man who went missing after attending the Ultimate Music Experience (UME) 2015 concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Jordan Britten, a Central Texas College student, was last seen Friday according to his mother, Ilana Stone-Britten, who reported her son missing Monday. Britten was separated from a small group of friends before his disappearance.
According to officials, Customs and Border Protection, DPS, Killeen Police Department and the Coast Guard are all aiding in the search, Flyers are also being handed out to inform the public his disappearance. “We’re involving multiple agencies. We currently have been searching by air, drone, and boat — patrol boats — just because we’re an island and that’s the right thing to do,” said South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith.
Britten’s mother and step-father have also traveled to the Island in search of their son.
Britten’s silver 2008 Mazda sedan was found parked near the water resort. “We retrieved his vehicle from the parking lot,” said Chief Smith, who added that the vehicle had been processed. “We’re checking hotel rooms. … We have receipts from one area and credit card charges at another, so we’re trying to connect the dots and see exactly where he stayed, see about processing those areas,” he said.
Britten’s traveling companions have already left the Island, according to Smith. “The other young adults that were with him have gone back to their respective areas, so we’re using detectives from those areas to question them about what they may know,” he said.
A Facebook group page called “Help Find Jordan Britten” was established as of Tuesday afternoon and already had over 1,480 members.
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