Martin Byerly, age 58, was last seen on Friday, September 28, 2007 at Jake’s Place near Hwy 96 in Jasper, Texas and has not been seen or heard from since. It is not known what Martin was last seen wearing. His white 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck was located Saturday morning, the 29th, at the Payless Shoe store located on U.S. 190 in Jasper. Foul play is suspected.
10/11/2007 – TES is planning to travel to Jasper on Friday, October 12 to meet with officials to organize a search for Martin who has been missing for over two weeks now.
June 7, 2008 – From KJAS.com .. Jasper Police have arrested a suspect and located a body in the case of Martin Lynn Byerly, a local mechanic who had been missing since late September of last year. The move by police came shortly before 3:00 pm on Sunday at a home located behind a lawn mower repair shop at 300 Springhill Street. The arrest of the suspect, who is believed to have killed Byerly in a robbery, came after detective Mike Poindexter received a warrant charging the man with murder.