Search efforts expand for missing Smyer woman - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Search efforts expand for missing Smyer woman

Maegan Hembree Maegan Hembree
Mark Ysasaga Mark Ysasaga

New search efforts are underway to help bring home missing 30-year-old Maegan Hembree. Lubbock's group "From A Teen's Eyes", or FATE joined in the search and made more than 2,000 fliers on Monday to spread Hembree's information.

Dozens of community members, along with Hembree's family attended the meeting where volunteers received thousands of fliers to distribute. The mother of missing teen Mark Ysasaga, Ana Cuevas, was also at the meeting to support the search efforts for her son and Hembree.

"I'm here to support Maegan's family, and to let them know they're not alone," Cuevas said. "This is a nightmare we're not waking up from."

It's a bond no mother wishes to share - the feeling of not knowing where their children are or if they're safe. For Cuevas, that feeling has lasted for ten months since Mark first went missing. On Monday, she shared advice on how to cope and ways to improve their searches for Hembree. "We've got to do everything to constantly keep these two faces out there," Cuevas said.

Maegan Hembree was last seen on February 26th when she left her home in Smyer to go meet a friend. Since then, Texas Rangers have become involved in the search, and Captain Ray Scifres with the Hockley County Sheriff's Office says leads have taken them across the state.

Hembree is approximately 4'11" tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has a Houston Astros star tattoo on the back of her neck, and a biohazard tattoo on her lower left leg. She was last seen wearing pajama pants and a hooded sweatshirt.

The Hembree family has now added a new phone line and email address, hoping people who are too afraid to call law enforcement will contact them through these new opportunities. That number is 806-317-0202 and the email address is

You can also contact the Hockley County Sheriff's Office at 806-894-3126 or email Captain Ray Scifres at

Mark Anthony Ysasaga was last seen on June 17, 2012 wearing a white polo and red basketball shorts. He's 5'7 and 145 pounds. If you have any information regarding his disappearance please contact Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

You can also contact FATE to learn how to become involved in searches for these missing people by calling 806-224-7953 or by emailing

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