FOUND DECEASED: William and Kathy Holloway, 63 and 61, respectively, Bogue Chitto River, St. Tammany Parish, LA, 12/11

02/20/12 — We are very sad to report that the bodies of William and Kathy Holloway were found deceased. Please keep their family and friends in your prayers. Thank you so much.

01/02/12 — Members of Texas EquuSearch are assisting in the multi-agency search for a Baton Rouge couple missing along the Bogue Chitto River in St. Tammany Parish, LA. It is feared that William Holloway, 63, and his wife, Kathy, 61, drowned in the river. They last contacted a relative about 3 p.m. Tuesday, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, a passerby spotted their 14-foot aluminum, flat-bottom motorboat overturned on the Bogue Chitto’s waters. It was near a low spillway a mile from the Pearl River Navigational Canal’s Lock No. 3 boat launch on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Once notified of the situation, state wildlife agents said they retrieved the boat, which had some damage. Authorities discovered the couple’s car parked at the Lock No. 3 launch, and their possessions were abandoned at their campsite.

Searchers have been patrolling the shoreline and dragging the river. Friends and family of the missing have brought their own boats, including their son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth, offering crews extra sets of eyes and ice chests packed with sandwiches and beverages. Divers cannot be called out to the scene, DWF has noted, because the flow at the spillway is too turbulent, and concrete and log debris below the surface make such an operation even more treacherous.

Please keep Mr. and Mrs. Holloway in your prayers, along with their family and friends.