A Kirbyville mother has reached out to KJAS News after she said her son went missing last week.
According to Elizabeth Patillo Davis, 19-year-old Jason Patillo was last known to be at the Kirbyville Library on Elizabeth Street on the morning of Thursday, November 7th, and there was a possible sighting of him walking on Elizabeth Street that afternoon. Since then, Elizabeth said that there has been no further sightings of him.
We also spoke to Kirbyville Police Chief Paul Brister. He said “We have reason to believe that he’s ok. Other people tell us they’ve seen him, and apparently he just doesn’t want to go home. He’s 19, he’s an adult and he can make that choice”.
However, Brister said the department still takes the case serious. Brister said “We took a missing person report on him, he is entered in the computer as a missing person, and this is still very much an active case”.
Elizabeth noted that there has been no activity on his Facebook page, and he doesn’t have a cell phone so there’s no way to try to contact him.
According to Elizabeth, Jason was last seen wearing a black hoodie over a white t-shirt and purple sweatpants.
Elizabeth said that he has been known to leave for a day or two to stay with friends, but never anything like this. She also said that to her knowledge, he is not into any type of drugs or alcohol. She described him as “Just a good, clean kid”.
If you have any information about the location of Jason Patillo, you’re asked to contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 409-384-5417, or his mother, Elizabeth Patillo Davis at 409-200-0737.