WESTPORT – Tyler Theo Meadows has been missing since June of this year, leaving his friends and family to wait in suspenseful fear for any news of him.
Two months ago, Tyler was living in St. Paul with a roommate. His family heard from him often and had no cause for worry or concern about his safety beyond a few minor accidents on his dirt bike. Family members assumed him to still be working at a series of odd jobs.
When two weeks passed without a phone call, no one was overly concerned; after all, Tyler had gone that long without calling before when he’d gotten busy. When three weeks passed by without a word, anxiety started to grow. By the time no one had heard form Tyler for a month, full-fledged worry took over.
Tyler’s grandfather, Mike Burger, got in touch with Tyler’s father and asked him to check in with the young man. His father was unable to locate him and his roommate hadn’t seen him either. As the news got worse, Tyler’s family considered him to be officially missing.
The family contacted the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD), but early search efforts yielded no leads on his whereabouts. Burger began to worry that his grandson had crashed his bike and been killed along a back road and no one knew it. Burger made posters and put them up, hoping someone would recognize Tyler and call with information.
Last week, Tyler’s roommate came to Burger’s house in Westport looking for him. The roommate told Burger of the last time he’d seen Tyler and that he was going to Waldron. The worried grandfather again contacted the Officer Woodhull at the DCSD and asked for permission to walk the road from St. Paul to Waldron, which he was given.