Thursday, January 26, 2017

Missing Veteran Alert Texas: Amon Gift, Afghanistan Veteran

Sheriff's Office: U.S. Army vet found dead in Sam Rayburn had been suffering from PTSD
KTRE ABC 9 News
By Gary Bass, Digital Content Producer
Friday, January 27th 2017

SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE)
A 23-year-old Army veteran whose body was found in the Sam Rayburn Reservoir Thursday night had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted from being involved in two separate bomb attacks, according to a press release.

Fishermen found Amon Gift’s body in a cove just south of Mill Creek Park on the southeast side of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

“Gift was a U.S. Army veteran who had recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan,” the press release stated.

“Gift suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder which originated when he was involved in two separate bombings while serving overseas. Gift’s family said he has recently been struggling with depression due to his PTSD, and it appeared to be worsening.”

Gift, a Houston resident had been missing since Jan. 20. His family members told authorities that he left Houston in his 2008 Dodge Dakota, the press release stated.
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UPDATE
Body found in Lake Sam Rayburn is that of veteran reported missing, according to JP
Sabine County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Jamie Brasher has identified the remains as that of Amon Gift, 23, who had been reported missing by family members after he reportedly left his home in his 2008 Dodge Dakota.

Even though an official ruling on the cause of Gift’s death has not been made, pending a formal autopsy, it is believed that the man died of a gunshot wound. However, officers are not saying at this point whether the gunshot was self-inflicted or not.
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EQUUSEARCH LOOKING FOR MISSING HOUSTON MAN WHOSE WIFE SAYS HE HAS PTSD 
ABC News 13
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Texas EquuSearch volunteers are looking for a Houston man who vanished before the weekend. Amon Gift, 23, was last seen by anyone on Friday in Houston. 

His wife Savannah told ABC13 she received a text from him saying he was at Mill Creek Park in Brookeland, Texas. But she wasn't able to find him there, his phone is turned off and no one has heard from Amon since Friday. 

She added that Amon, who serves in the military and returned from Afghanistan in May, has been diagnosed with PTSD. Savannah said she filed a missing person's report on Saturday. 
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