Last week we told you about the case of Ronald Shumway, a gay Dallas man who’s been missing since April 23.
Shumway’s disappearance became a murder mystery after human remains were found encased in concrete at his longtime former home in September.
Now, WFAA-TV has uncovered posts made to Shumway’s Facebook page following his disappearance — visible only to friends — suggesting he’d moved to Austin to live with his “midnight cowboy.”
However, police don’t know whether Shumway or someone else made the posts, and they haven’t determined whether the remains are his. Authorities do know that someone impersonated Shumway, and forged his signature on a deed transfer finalizing the sale of his house, in June.
On April 23, his status reads, “Found me a cowboy and he actually lives on a ranch. I’m going to be his Ranch Hand.” Another status update from that same day: “Going to pack my bags and off to Austin with my Midnight Cowboy to his ranch.”
Friends asked him to post photos of his new boyfriend. He never did. …
“It’s a murder mystery, that’s for certain,” said retired state District Judge John Creuzot, who provided the Facebook messages to News 8. “People just don’t just die encased in cement.”