Texas EquuSearch's probe into missing 2-year-old from Pasadena reaches bayou behind Memorial Park

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Texas EquuSearch scanning Vince Bayou for missing Pasadena 2-year-old
HPD found out about little Nadia Lee's disappearance a month ago as they investigated her mother's death that is allegedly at the hands of her 26-year-old father in Clear Lake.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Texas EquuSearch is now looking through Memorial Park for a Pasadena 2-year-old who has been missing for over a month.

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Nadia Lee was last seen alive on Oct. 16 in the 300 block of South Richey Street at about 8 p.m., at her father's apartment, according to Houston police.

Texas EquuSearch's quest to find the little girl has led to a bayou behind Memorial Park with boats and sonar tools.

Founder Tim Miller said new information in the investigation obtained on Thursday led them to the bayou. He would not elaborate on what that information is.

"All I can say is a lot of time was spent here, and he did not have a vehicle," Miller said.

Search crews zeroed in on a specific area in Vince Bayou on Friday afternoon and pulled a child's shoe and cloth from the site. They used cadaver dogs during their search.

Miller said he picked up several images on sonar but was having trouble deciphering what they were because of the large amounts of debris in the bottom of the bayou.

Miller said he contacted their diver to check an area of interest but is unsure when that will happen.

As part of the new information, Miller believes Nadia may have been put in a container, which may have prevented her from traveling too far down Vince Bayou.

He previously said to ABC13 that he believes this would not end positively. "I don't think this is going to have the positive outcome we would like to have," Miller said. "One of my biggest fears is there may not be an outcome."

Nadia has brown eyes and black hair and is the average height and weight for a 2-year-old child. She is believed to have been wearing a white short-sleeve T-shirt at the time of her disappearance.

Nadia's disappearance came after her father, 26-year-old Jyron Charles Lee, was accused of strangling his common-law wife and Nadia's mother, Nancy Reed, on the previous Tuesday at a hotel in Clear Lake.

Police received information about little Nadia's disappearance as they were in the middle of her mother's death investigation.

Earlier in the search, HPD said that after receiving information and evidence, foul play is suspected.

Sgt. Blake Roberts of HPD stated that physical evidence was found in Nadia's father's apartment, where investigators believe the child was killed.

If you have seen Nadia since her reported disappearance, know of her current whereabouts, or have any information concerning Nadia's disappearance, please call the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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