Missing Special Needs Woman Found Dead
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The body of a Mansfield special needs woman who had been missing since Wednesday was found at the Webb Community Park in Arlington Sunday afternoon.
Tiffany Demus, 31, was reported missing at 12 a.m. Wednesday. Arlington resident Billy Jordan said he saw her walking in town that afternoon, but didn’t realize she was the subject of a missing person’s search.
“They came through with fliers here at the church,” Jordan said. “I saw the flier and I immediately called police.”
Volunteers from Mary’s House, an adult facility that Demus once attended, and members of the Survivor MC Biker’s Club circulated the city and distributed the fliers. These volunteer search crews discovered her body Sunday near a creek at the Webb Community Park.
“I was bound and determined to do everything I could to get some resolution to this,” said Kyle Meaders, a member of the search crew. “I sent a text out this morning that said, ‘let’s find her.’ Maybe it wasn’t the way we wanted to find her, but she’s found.”
On Sunday night, friends and family gathered at the park to pray and honor Demus’ memory.
She was remembered as being a fun-loving woman who loved to give and receive hugs. Although she was 31-years-old, friends and family said she had the mental capacity of an 8-year-old.
“God brought us to her. We’ve bigven the family hopefully some closure and all the people at Mary’s House some closure,” said Shawn Mohr, a search crew volunteer.
A cause of death has not been determined.
“Our biggest regret, the Mansfield Police Department, Arlington Police Department, they were out here canvassing this area,” Mohr said. “We weren’t out here with them at that time, but maybe we could’ve found her sooner and alive.”