Search ends for missing cowboy, body found

by khou.com staff

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 2:47 PM

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas – The search for a missing cowboy has come to a tragic end after cadaver dogs led police to his body on Saturday.
Gene Roberts, 45, was reported missing near the Trinity River after he and his horse disappeared last Sunday.
Roberts was helping friends herd cattle away from the rain-swollen river when he took off after a stray cow.
The two other herders noticed that Roberts was missing. They located the horse, but there was no sign of their missing friend. Police suspected he was swept away in the rising flood waters.
Authorities and crews searched for Roberts, but could not locate him. Cadaver dogs picked up a scent and led police to his body.
Roberts's body was found Saturday morning along FM 1008, not far from where he was reported missing.

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