A frantic search for a missing 14-month-old Houston boy ended successfully in Arkansas Tuesday, after state police there pulled over a car carrying the boy in Nevada County.
The search for Tyemetheus Pack began hours earlier, after authorities earlier in the day discovered the body of Pack’s 26-year-old mother, Angel Jackson, in her northwest Houston apartment. She had last been seen on Christmas Eve, according to the Houston Police Department.
Police had believed the boy was with his 44-year-old father, Tumetheus Lestavian Pack, whom they said early on was considered a person of interest in Jackson’s death.
More than 300 miles away, Arkansas State Police spotted Pack in a car with his father, another woman, and two other children, the eldest of whom was five years old, according to Bill Sadler, the agency’s spokesman.
The woman and Pack were familiar with each other, but police were still piecing together the exact circumstances about how they ended up in the car with Pack as he was driving towards Little Rock, Sadler said.
State police pulled the car over as it was traveling eastbound on Interstate 30 at around 10:20 a.m. During the stop, Pack stepped out of the car and shot himself, Sadler said.
Pack died at the Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope, Ark. Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident and working to piece together Pack’s trail out of Houston, Sadler said.
Police said investigators are trying to piece together what led to the disappearance of the boy and determine whether or not the woman and the other two children found in the car were related to Pack and his son.