Family of Missing Bovina Couple Remain Hopeful

BOVINA - Jan. 20 a Silver Alert was sent out for a Rosendo Lara, it was soon discovered that his wife, Hortencia Aguillon Lara was missing as well.

They left behind three sons, three daughters, and numerous grandchildren. 

"Since the last three years, they've been like little kids," son of the couple, Ezekiel Lara said. "They were running around the house playing tag. Now it's hard to come to this house and not see them here. 

It is believed that the couple left their Bovina home for Clovis, NM and haven't been seen since.  

"I haven't lost my faith," Lara said. "I know someone out there is going to find them. They're somewhere out there. I can feel it in my heart."

Parmer County Sheriff's Office, Bovina Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and DPS Aviation have search Parmer County have all been involved in the search.  Lara and his sister are taking matters into their own hands as well.

"My and my sister, we've been to San Antiono, Austin, Laredo," Lara said. "Now she's headed to El Paso handing out flyers. We're trying to pass out flyers around South Texas in case they crossed the border."

Churches from Bovina have had several prayer groups in hopes of the couple's return. 

"Everything we're going through right now has a purpose," Lara said. We're sad and crying but we're sticking together as a family."

The middle school that the grandson of the couple attends, Ezekiel Lara Jr. got together to make a memory chain and bows. Both of which are hung up in the couple's front yard. 

"They bows are a sign to us that they're helping us and support us as we look for them," Ezekiel Lara Jr. said.

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