Tristan Maddux, an 18-year-old missing Texas teen, was found dead in a ditch on Monday. Tristan Maddux vanished on Saturday. The Houston Police Department received a missing person report and began investigating. Three days after he disappeared, Montgomery County Sheriffs received a call from a person at around 9:50 a.m., stating they found the body in the 18800 block of Hill Road, close to Sorters road in Porter.
A group of people from the local Summer Hills neighborhood were walking down the dirt road when they happened upon the body, according to Click2Houston. Investigators say Tristan Maddux was shot and left at that location.
Tristan Maddux’s parents, Jeffrey and Karen Maddux, are distraught over their son’s death, stating “it hurts so bad.” Another relative described him as her “special boy.” Friends say they hope to “lift” them up and are praying for them.
Jeffrey Maddux announced the tragic death of Tristan Maddux on his Facebook page, where he apologized for not having exact arrangements for the funeral.
“To all of you who are waiting for an update on the funeral arrangements. Unfortunately, we won’t have definitive days and times until tomorrow. Don’t care to go into details as to why. Again I thank you all for the overwhelming support, prayers, love and donations. Tristan was loved by so many and will be missed by us all.”
Tristan Maddux’s father later thanks everyone for their kind words and prayers and said he hopes to post information about the funeral arrangements tomorrow. A Facebook fundraiser has been established to aid the family with money for expenses.
“Last weekend, a vibrant, 18-year old young man whom we all love and adore was found senselessly murdered. The police are investigating the crime, and we pray the perpetrator is caught. In the meantime, his single mother, father, brother, and family members are left to pick up the pieces of this tragedy. They cannot afford this expense and are grieving too much to even give it a moment’s thought right now. Please consider donating to this memorial fund to help this family pay for the expense of their beloved son’s funeral. It would help them immensely. All donations will directly benefit this cause, and no amount is too small and every bit helps. If you are unable to make a financial donation but want to help, please share the link to help spread the word. Thank you for your support and generosity. It means more than mere words can express! Hugs and love to all ❤️”
According to Tristan Maddux’s obituary, he was naturally athletic, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, listening to music, and camping. He also loved animals and had two cats named Izzy and Kye. A lover of outdoor activities, Tristan also loved sports and the ocean. Before he died, he talked about joining the military.
Anyone with information about the shooting death of Tristan Maddux should contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP.
Tristan Maddux Murder Timeline
Saturday, March 2: Tristan Maddux is reported missing.
Sunday, March 3: The body of Tristan Maddux is found in a ditch. He was robbed and shot multiple times.
Wednesday, March 6: Police make three arrests in the dumping and shooting death of Tristan Maddux—18-year-old Isaiah Parker, 17-year-old Jorge Ramirez. Police also have an unnamed juvenile in custody. Jorge Ramirez, who was charged with aggravated robbery, has an ice hold, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff media advisory.
Friday, March 8: Tristan Maddux visitation is held at Kingwood Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, March 9: Tristan Maddux funeral is held at Kingwood Funeral Home. Service begins at 11:00 AM.
[Main image is a younger photo of Tristan Maddux via Facebook]