Community continues search for 13-year-old East Texas girl that went missing during Saturday storm

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HARLETON, Texas (KETK)- Volunteers are searching for a 13-year-old girl from Harrison County, who disappeared during Saturday night’s storm.

It has already been 48 hours since Patricia Wilson went missing.

The amount of people who have volunteered to help find Wilson has grown since Sunday

Family, friends and volunteer firefighters as well as helpful strangers came out to support Wilson’s family.

People even brought horses to help look for Wilson.

Volunteers said the animals can take them through areas they wouldn’t be able to reach by car or on an ATV. They added that horses can sense and see things people sometimes can’t.

“The horses are the original four wheel drive, so we’re gonna use our resources today and go in and see if we can find this girl or find any kind of evidence that she’s still around,” said Katiland Gray, Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

This afternoon, the group said a prayer before beginning their search, hoping to find Wilson safe.

Her parent’s said they searched all night in the rain, with no luck.

The also mentioned they’ve gotten some leads from people saying she was spotted in Marshall, but they don’t know how accurate that information is.

A Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant says they do not believe Wilson is in any danger, and she is listed as a runaway.


HARLETON, Texas (KETK) – A 13-year-old girl is missing from Harrison County.

Patricia Wilson was last seen in the Lake Deerwood/Harleton area on March 27, specifically the 200 block of Lake Deerwood. She was wearing a dark shirt and pants and had a small black backpack.

She is a little over 4 feet tall with short dyed black hair, green eyes and weighing about 110 lbs. She left her home right before the major storms hit East Texas on Saturday.

Patricia asked her dad Saturday evening if she could go for a run near the lake with her dog Dallas. Her family was unaware of the big storm coming. When Dallas came back without Patricia, her parents started to worry.

If anyone has seen Patricia, call her mom Crystal Wilson at 214-900-4242 or her dad Charles Wilson at 214-745-9802. You can also contact the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office at 903-923-4000.

A Search and Rescue Team tracked her trail from her home to a nearby park where it stopped.

“I started looking for her around 6:30 last night, and this is killing me,” Charles Wilson said.

Her parents say Patricia has run away from home twice, but both times she was found within a few hours just a few blocks away.

“I just want her to call me,” Crystal Wilson said through tears.

Her family and community members are out right now searching for her. A Facebook page has been set up to help spread the word.

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