Search continues for missing spring breaker

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Search patrols cleared the marshy areas near Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island Tuesday morning, as the investigation and search for missing spring breaker Justin Kirby Walker, 18, of Kendall, Texas continued.

Cameron County Park Police Chief Horacio Zamora said the sand dunes behind the water park were also cleared by search crews from the Cameron County Park Police, U.S. Border Patrol and the Cameron County Sheriff’s office.

Zamora said the Texas Rangers have started to interview Walker’s friends who accompanied him to the Ultimate Music Fest at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark where Walker was last seen Saturday.

“At this time we are moving the investigation into the leads we have and are talking to other people who were with Walker at the campsite,” Zamora said.

Authorities said Walker had been staying with friends at a camp site located inside Isla Blanca Park.

Anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts is urged to call the Cameron County Park Police Department at (956)761-5283.