UPDATE: Police Make Arrest In Connection to Missing Mother (Press Release)
ABILENE, TX – 32 yr. old Justin Bennett (5/01/’84) was taken into custody on Thursday, January 26, 2017, by the SWAT team for an outstanding warrant, unrelated to the investigation of missing mother, Meagan Dearman. Bennett is a person of interest.
The Police Department continues to actively search for Meagan Dearman. She was last seen on January 17, 2017. The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Missing Person Response Unit have worked tirelessly to locate her. In doing so, they have seized items of possible evidence; forensic testing of some electronics is underway. The Department’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) was used Thursday on the south side of Abilene to look for any evidence of a possible crime. The Department continues to work with the family to find Meagan Dearman.
Any citizen with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (325) 673-8331. I would also like to thank the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in helping the Police Department locate persons needing to be interviewed.