MP of the week: Carold Hodges

This week’s featured missing person Carold Lloyd Hodges, a 71-year-old man who disappeared from Houston on July 20, 2013, leaving all his belongings behind at home. He had left home before, sometimes for extended time periods, but would always tell someone he was going to do so. This time he was just gone.

I don’t know what happened here and there isn’t much in the way of information. If still alive, Carold Hodges would be 79 today.

3 thoughts on “MP of the week: Carold Hodges

  1. Ted Burke February 23, 2021 / 7:31 pm

    Cases like this are especially baffling (and interesting) to me because based on the information available, this man doesn’t fit the profile of the type of person to go missing__hes not the type generally targeted by sex traffickers, pedophiles, or mobster’s. Drug dealers.,and other organized crime figures. He does not fit the profile of someone who is looking for a new life to escape child support, a dreary life or political scandals.

    One thing I do find interesting is his penchant for leaving his home for lengthy periods, although I know it says that he allegedly always informed his family members about it when he did so. I have to wonder, where did he go all those other times? Camping? Does he own a cabin in the woods? Did he run off to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to enjoy the adult attractions? Did he have a lady somewhere? Just curious if his family knew where he was headed all that time.

  2. Dawn Marie February 23, 2021 / 8:54 pm

    Also would want to know if he was outdoorsy or maybe had some business (maybe not strictly legal?) that his family didn’t know about, or a vice of some kind.
    Off topic, but after reading the update to Amber Barker’s case I did some Googling. It looks like her sister met a rather mysterious end:
    WEWOKA, Okla. – Officially the death toll from last week’s storms stands at 20 but the family of one of those victims questions that number.

    They said they don’t believe their loved one died from the storms.

    In a grassy ditch in Wewoka, authorities found 40-year-old Brandie Perry dead, her body lying in just a few inches of water.

    The state medical examiner’s office claims the death is the result of last week’s storms; Perry’s mother said she is sure that’s wrong.

    “I’m pretty sure because there wasn’t a storm down there that day,” Bonnie Barker said. “No one else in the area died from the storm. I don’t know how they got she was a storm victim.”

    Officials at the Seminole County sheriff’s office said there were no reports of flood damage in the area.

    They don’t suspect foul play but they also doubt the storm can be blamed for Perry’s death.

    Perry lived in a travel trailer just a few feet away from where her body was found.

    Perry had a troubled past including problems with drugs.

    “I hope she wasn’t murdered,” Barker said. “I’m not sure. Someone said she overdosed on pills. I don’t know. I just know she fell and hit her head and drowned.”

    Whatever led to Perry’s death, this isn’t the family’s first brush with tragedy.

    Riding her bike home one day in 1997, 10-year-old Amber Barker vanished and remains missing to this day.

    Bonnie Barker is now left to cope with the mysterious death of a second daughter.

    “I’m just about through with it,” Barker said. “I can’t hardly take it.”

    The state M.E.’s office didn’t respond to a request for more information on Perry’s case.

    The family said they have to wait 30 days for toxicology reports to be finished.

    That may shed more light on the death.

    That’s an article from back in 2013 so things may have gotten clearer afterward. Odd that there was no storm in her area but her death was called a storm death. I guess there might be some rainwater in the ditch and even an adult can drown in as little as an inch of water if she isn’t able to get her face up out of it due to being unconscious from drugs or an injury.

    • Meaghan February 23, 2021 / 9:17 pm

      Yeah, I had seen the same article. Way too much tragedy in that family.

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