Ayden Bevers, a 16-year-old boy, hasn’t been seen in the Dallas region since Monday, February 10, 2020. His family is asking for the community’s help in locating him. Here is what we know about Ayden Bevers and what happened. This is a developing story.
1. Ayden Bevers Was Last Seen at Home on Monday Morning & May Be Traveling to Florida
The Denton Police Department told NBC DFW that Ayden Bevers was last seen around 8 a.m. on Monday at his home. His family shared the photo above in one of their Facebook posts about him.
Jana Traymany shared about her oldest son, Ayden, on Facebook. She wrote that he left from Thistle Hill Estates in Denton, Texas and hadn’t been heard from since. “We have filed a police report, have exhausted all the leads we’ve had, and are now at a dead end,” she wrote.
Denton, Texas is about an hour northwest of Dallas.
Both the Dallas and Carrollton police departments confirmed with Heavy that they do not have missing cases filed for Bevers with their departments. Denton Police confirmed with Heavy that a runaway report had been filed for Ayden Bevers.
On February 17, Jana Traymany updated her post to share the following. “Ayden went by bus to McAllen, then left and was headed to South Florida. Please share this with any and all friends/family in that area. Thank you!!”
2. He Didn’t Have His Phone with Him & He Disabled His Social Media Accounts
Ayden did not have a phone with him and he has disabled all the social media accounts that they know about, she wrote. A parent of a friend wrote on Facebook that his friends at school were worried about him. His family shared the photo above on Facebook to show how Bevers looks when he’s not smiling and when he’s wearing a hat.
Brittany Bevers wrote in a comment, “I wish there was more info to be shared. He’s 16. The Denton police think that this situation will work itself out. We’ve looked through various email accounts he’s had, talked to everyone we can think of. We’re lost without him.”
3. He Didn’t Have a Car & His Family’s Not Sure If He Stayed Local Or Left with Someone He Met Through Online Gaming
Traymany wrote that he did not have a car. She said, “He doesn’t have a license, so we don’t know if he took off on foot or if someone picked him up.” The family said they had also talked to neighbors and no one had reported seeing him.
His family wrote that they have no idea where he is. Jana Traymany wrote: “We don’t know if he stayed local or if he took off with someone he met thru online gaming.”
4. His Family Checked His Gaming Profiles for Activity
Jana Traymany wrote that he played on a PS4 and on a different post she said that his last used gaming handle was “widepeeker,” but he has multiple PS4 profiles. She said they were checking the games he plays the most to see if he logs in.
She said they’ve looked through everything, including Discord and gaming messages. Jana Traymany said he chatted mostly in-game with a headset and mic, but they checked his messages too for any clues.
5. He Was Last Seen Wearing a Grey Nike Hoodie, Jeans & a White Nike Cap
Ayden is 5’9″, about 160 pounds, and is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, NBC DFW reported. He was last seen wearing a grey Nike zip-up hoodie, a T-shirt, jeans, a silver chain, and a white Nike cap, his family shared.
Some wrong information began circulating that Ayden was found, but that is not accurate. It appears the misinformation may have begun from someone posting prayer hands and hoping that he was found safe, and that message being misinterpreted to mean that he was found. Ayden has not yet been found as of the time of publication.
If you have any information, call Detective Newton and 940-535-4982 or Private Investigators Dennis Ozment and Carrie Powell at 469-892-8256, NBC DFW shared. Anonymous tips can be sent via phone call or text to 888-512-1052.
Jana Traymany wrote on Facebook that they are working with 4theOne to help locate him, along with speaking with several Denton Police Department officers.