Nathan Heathco – Liberty County, Texas (1/12/21)

UPDATE: A body found on the banks of a tributary near the San Jacinto River in Liberty County, Texas on January 17th 2021 has been positively identified as that of 22 year-old Nathan Heathco. We ask that everyone keep Nathan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this most tragic time in their lives. 

UPDATE: Texas EquuSearch is suspending the ground search efforts for 22 year-old Nathan Heathco as we await further information.

GROUND SEARCH ACTIVIATION: The active search for 22 year-old Nathan Heathco will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday – January 15th 2021. We will be in need of searchers on foot and ATV. The search staging location will be at the Liberty County ESD #3 Volunteer Fire Dept, located at 8704 FM 1409 in Dayton, Texas 77535. Please dress for the forecasted weather conditions, and some thick brush, and a muddy ground. Wear boots if you have them. All persons in the search area or Command Post must wear a CDC approved face mask at all times, and all persons must maintain at least a 6 foot distance from other persons. David White is your Search Coordinator, and David can be reached at (281) 799-9586.

ORIGINAL POST: 22 year-old Nathan Heathco was last seen walking on FM 1409 in Liberty County, Texas on January 12th 2021. Nathan had just been in a vehicle accident, and he may have been injured. Nathan was wearing a green camo jacket, a black long-sleeved shirt, jeans and brown & green cowboy boots. Nathan has “Dirty” tattooed on the back of his left leg, and “South” tattooed on the right leg. He also has the tattoo of “praying hands” on the back of his right shoulder, and the name “Cassidy” tattooed in the rib area of his right side. If you have seen Nathan Heathco since his reported disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts, or if you have any information whatsoever concerning Nathan’s disappearance; please call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.


 Name:Nathan Heathco
Date Missing:January 12th 2021
Missing From:Liberty County, Texas
DOB:December 7th 1998
Age:22 Years-Old
Hair Color:Brown (short)
Height:6’ 1”
Weight:176 lbs.
Eye Color:Brown
Facial Hair:Light Mustache & Goatee
Complexion:Light Brown
Police/Sheriff:Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
Officer/Deputy Name:Det. Cavanaugh
Officer’s Phone #:(936) 336-4500
Officer’s Case #:# 21-001110
TES Case #:# 21-2191