• Texas Equusearch: Volusia Co. refused help in missing Deltona mom search


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The disappearance and feared deaths of a mom and her two children is hitting home for Harry Rogers.

    Rogers is the Orlando-area search coordinator for nationally renowned Texas Equusearch.

    He doesn't know Yessenia Suarez or her 8- and 9-year-old kids but wants to help bring their family closure.

    The all-volunteer non-profit has helped find missing people for 13 years.

    "I hope they're alive," Rogers said.

    The organization has worked with law-enforcement officers on searches in high-profile cases such as those of Jennifer Kesse, Tracy Ocasio, Caylee Anthony and Michelle Parker.

    Rogers finds it unusual that Volusia County investigators won't allow their team to search for the Deltona family.

    "They don't know where they are, obviously. I would think they would want the most help they could get," Rogers said.

    There are about 50 members of Texas Equusearch in the central Florida area.

    They're waiting for word from law-enforcement officials so they can grab their gear and start searching.

    Since last week, eight different law-enforcement search groups have scoured two counties without success.

    Deputies said it's an ongoing criminal investigation and they don't need civilian assistance.

    "I'm hopeful that soon if things don't work out for them, they will call us and we'll search," Rogers said.

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