CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We are approaching the one-year anniversary since a local man went missing from the Flour Bluff area.
This week the family of the missing man has received new information that could lead to finding their loved one.
After an evening of fishing near the Flour Bluff area on Aug. 18, 2019, Bradley Brooks suddenly went missing.
His family searched for their 36-year-old family member for weeks, and in October Texas Equusearch joined the efforts to find Bradley.
Now coming up on a year of searching, the family says they’ve received a tip from an old friend who says they believe to have spotted Bradley in Oklahoma.
“He was at a gas station in Bartlesville , Phillips 66, and while he was there he spotted someone that looked just like brad he said the guy was staring at him and he was staring back like ‘is that brad?,'" said his sister. Misty Chapman. "He gathered some information like the vehicle he was in, the person he was possibly seen with. And the station.”
Misty Chapman and her husband, Buck Chapman, followed the lead to Bartlesville where sheriffs' deputies and Emergency Management officials drove around town for several hours joining them in their search.
“Half a dozen to a dozen people I ran into that had said he looked familiar or said yeah we’ve seen him walking around,” she said.
Chapman says the local sheriffs office has already requested the security footage from the gas station in Bartlesville.
“I was just glad that they were already working on the footage because that’s one of the things that really set us back in trying to find him because none of the security footage in the areas where Bradley went missing like flour bluff were ever checked," she said.
They’re hoping the footage shows that Bradley is alive and well. But they’re also not getting their hopes up yet.
“We don’t have it confirmed yet, so until we do we just keep grasping at straws hoping this is the right lead that leads to us finding him,” she said.
“If by chance he did decided to just up and disappear for some reason then at that point we just want to know he’s O.K. and he lets us know so we’re not worrying.”