Missing Person

Waid Robison
Dallas Fire and Rescue

City of Forney statement:
On Sunday morning, at around 6 AM, 22-year-old Waid Robison was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 80 near FM 460 in Forney. Following the crash, Robison fled the scene on foot. The next day, authorities formally recognized this incident as a missing persons case. His personal cell phone has since been recovered. The Forney Police Department, Forney Fire Department, Texas Game Warden, Kaufman County Constable, and private search organizations are continuing their efforts to locate him. The incident is currently under investigation.


Multi-Agency Search Underway for Missing 22-Year-Old

FORNEY, TX - In a concerted effort to find 22-year-old Waid Robison, who went missing after a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Highway 80 near FM 460, search efforts will temporarily suspend their water-based operations this evening. This pause is prompted by the scheduled opening of a nearby dam, which will significantly impact water search activities due to safety concerns and water conditions. The Forney Police Department and other supporting agencies want to reassure the public that search efforts are ongoing and water search operations will resume as soon as possible.

In response to public interest and multiple requests, we are also releasing a photo of Waid Robison to facilitate his search and encourage anyone with information to come forward. Your help is crucial in aiding our ongoing efforts to locate him. We urge anyone with any information regarding Mr. Robison's whereabouts to contact local authorities.

We extend our gratitude to the Forney Fire Department, Texas Game Wardens, Kaufman County Constable's Office, and all the volunteers for their search efforts.

April 25: Dallas Fire and Rescue has joined the ongoing search for Waid Robison, assisting with underwater operations. The search has now transitioned from rescue to recovery mode, with efforts primarily concentrated on the retrieval of Wade. While we truly appreciate the community's eagerness to help, we ask that volunteers refrain from participating in search efforts at this time. This measure is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of professional teams involved. We extend our thanks to Dallas Fire and Rescue for their assistance in these efforts.

Statement by Forney Police Dept:
After an exhaustive effort by the Dallas Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team, we were unable to find the whereabouts of 22-year-old Waid Robison today.
Forney Police Detectives continue to follow leads in this case which is still classified as a “missing person.” We have concluded our search, rescue, and recovery efforts.
We would like to thank the following agencies, volunteers, and City of Forney departments which have assisted in trying to locate any signs of Waid Robison:
• Forney Fire Department
• City of Forney Public Works
• Kaufman County Constable Pct 2 and all his personnel
• Department of Public Safety Air Support (DPS 101)
• Texas Game Warden
• Texas Parks and Wildlife
• Dallas Fire Rescue and Swift Water Dive Team
• Med Jets

Canine Search and Rescue Teams:

• Mark9 Search and Rescue
• Lone Star’s K-9 Pet Trackers

Our Volunteer Search and Rescue Group led by:

• Mercedes Loss
• Brianne Kelly
• Alfonso Solis
• ALL the volunteers

Also, everyone who provided nourishment for the search and rescue teams throughout this week.
We would like to emphasize that this is still an active missing person investigation, and we will continue to follow leads as to the whereabouts of Waid Robison. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Waid Robison is encouraged to contact the Forney Police Department, specifically the Criminal Investigation Section. We are extremely grateful to our area partners, businesses, and members of the community who supported our efforts

Tuesday, 2024, April 23