Missing Houston Couple

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  1. sj10460

    sj10460 Don't Come for me unless I send for you!

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    This is soooooo sad. Why did he kill them? Surely Harvey knew he would be a suspect because he was the last known person to see them alive.


     
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    Right and why wouldn't he want to be identified?
     
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    MOM OF MISSING PERSON: 'THE FAMILY IS NOT HOLDING UP VERY WELL'

    Tracy Clemons
    Friday, December 02, 2016 11:02PM
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    New information has emerged about two friends who disappeared earlier this year.


    HOUSTON - The mother of one of two Houston friends who disappeared eight months ago is speaking out in effort to shed light on the case.

    Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson were last seen in Austin on April 2. The two went to a club the night before, but never made it back to his friend's house where they were staying. Taylor's Dodge Charger was found abandoned in Midtown Houston days later.

    Investigators say there are no leads, but hope to have more answers in the near future.

    RELATED: Search underway for missing Houston friends last seen in Austin.


    Taylor's mother, Mary Ware, told Eyewitness News that she's accepted reality, but she's far from closure.

    "There's nothing that they've told us, but I know in my heart that my son has been murdered," Ware said.

    Investigators said in June that there were personal items that belonged to Gibson inside the car. Sources tell Eyewitness News that blood and Gibson's purse was also found in the car.

    Police believe Harvey Cyphers was the last person to see them. When Cyphers' story that night didn't stick, police searched his home and found blood there. They believe something violent happened and the crime had been cleaned up.

    "I believe he's the one that killed my son," Ware said.

    Cyphers pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in July. He's in federal prison while investigators wait for results from the blood found at his home and in the car.

    "I just want the person that took my son's life to come forward and say where he dumped my son like a piece of trash. He deserves a respectable home going," Ware added. "He deserves to be sent with dignity just the way God sent him to us."

    (Copyright ©2016 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)
     
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    They are still waiting on blood results? Wth. I came in here hoping that the family finally had closure. This is so sad.
     
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    I was wondering what happened with this case. It's very sad. I hope that they are found and the families can get closure.
     
  6. sj10460

    sj10460 Don't Come for me unless I send for you!

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    How is this even possible?
     
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    This is terrible. 8 Months later and no information.

    I hope that monster finds a glimmer of humanity to free this family.
     
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    wow, I thought the couple eloped.

    How does one collect insurance money in situations like this? no death cert, no closure, no nothing!
     
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    They must not be looking into it at all. No way it takes this long, I don't care how much of a backlog there is.
     
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    There is a way to have a person declared dead so insurance money can be collected, but I don't know what the process entails.

    ETA: Apparently a person has to have been missing for at least 7 years and some attempt has to have been made to search for them. This time can be shortened if they disappeared under perilous circumstances.
     
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    the judicial system is a joke. Here in Dallas they are just now looking thru DNA kits on Rape cases from 20 years ago.
     
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    Austin man indicted in connection with 2016 disappearance of Houston friends

    AUSTIN, Texas — A man investigated in the 2016 disappearance of two Houston friends has been indicted for allegedly tampering with two corpses.

    Harvey Cyphers, 52, had been named a “person of interest” in the 2016 disappearance of Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson, both 35.

    According to the indictment, Cyphers:

    • Tried to alter or conceal "blood, biological material, a motor vehicle, a cell phone, text messages, a bath mat, a shower liner, shower curtains and bath towels"
    • Altered, destroyed or concealed other evidence knowing "an investigation was pending and in progress"
    • Tampered with the corpses after knowing a murder or assault offense had been committed.
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    Austin police say Taylor and Gibson went to Austin for a festival on April 1, 2016. While there, they called Cyphers, who Taylor had reportedly known for several years.

    Swann said the three of them went a strip club called The Landing Strip and stayed until 2 a.m., when they were seen on surveillance video leaving the club, according to APD Detective Jay Swann.

    The friend they were staying with called to check on them at 3 a.m., and Taylor told the friend they were with Cyphers.

    Taylor's car was later found abandoned in midtown Houston and his cell phone last pinged around Bear Creek Park in west Houston.

    "We miss them. We need them. We have a pit in our stomach that's empty in our hearts," Sydneys mother, Mary Helen Ware, told us back then . "We want them back. We want them back. Please tell us something! Somebody knows something."

    Taylor was married with four kids. Gibson had two children and friends say both were devoted parents who would never abandon their families.

    "That's the tough part of it, the mystery of it, not knowing what happened," Josh Gibson, Krislyn's father, said in 2016. "I want my daughter back and I want her back safe."

    Meanwhile, this is not the first time Cyphers has had trouble with the law. He was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm in 2001 and convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 1998, according to the indictment.

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    This is still a mystery geeesh. Wonder what really happened?
     
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    What could've possibly happened for someone you know to kill you and your friend? Did a weapon go off accidentally killing one and then he killed the other to cover it up? Seems like it wouldn't have been over money since the guy invited him out. Was he on drugs and it caused him to be paranoid and attack?

    I'm surprised the bodies haven't been found. I hate that the families don't have closure.
     
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    I hope and pray he gives a full confession with all the details before he leaves this earth.
     
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    So... He’s been indicted for tampering with their corpses, but not for killing them? Have their bodies even been found?
     
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    Thats a good question!
     

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