Three people arrested in missing persons case involving 16-year-old boy

Benjamin Loera was last seen October 26, 2021


MISSING: Benjamin Loera age 16

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas – The Texas Rangers and the Jackson County Sheriff’s office are investigating a missing persons case involving a 16-year-old boy. Benjamin Loera was last seen on October 26, 2021. Authorities are conducting many search warrants and interviews. Three people are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. A juvenile is among the three detained. The adults are Kyler Rector and Casey Jenschke.

“We are utilizing all investigative tools and other measures to help locate Loera which includes utilizing K9’s that are trained to detect humans. Even though he hasn’t been located investigators are continuing to investigate and proceed forward until he is found,” The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a social media post. “We understand and appreciate the community’s concern for the whereabouts of Benjamin Loera and the investigation. However, please know that we are continuously investigating all information coming in. We understand that there are multiple rumors going around, but we are progressing forward with the facts that have been discovered and discredit the false information circulating.”
Investigators said this was a planned criminal episode and not a random act of violence.
A Facebook page has been set up to help find Loera which you can find here. Benjamin’s family has set up a GoFundMe to raise money to pay for a private investigator.
If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Benjamin Loera please contact Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 361-782-3541