Doug Shantz: Police Say Foul Play Involved in Disappearance
Foul Play Involved in Houston Energy Executive's Disappearance?
Shantz, 54, president of Sequent Energy Management, was last seen in New Orleans' French Quarter at the Bourbon Street club Razzoo Bar & Patio around 2 a.m. Friday night.
There has been zero contact from Shantz since his disappearance, as he hasn't contacted family or friends and his cell phone is offline. Police believe it's likely that Shantz was a victim of a crime.
Assistant superintendent Marlon Defillo of the New Orleans Police Department said Mr. Schantz could have been the victim of a crime.
"We have been using a tremendous amount of resources," Mr. Defillo said. "As of this morning, we have met negative results." The FBI and U.S. Marshals are assisting in the investigation.
Shantz Disappearance a Mystery to Family, Police
Shantz was staying at a hotel about a block away from where he was last seen on police surveillance footage. Shantz was seen walking alone in a blue blazer and white shirt.
The executive was in New Orleans to give a donation to Tulane University Thursday, and was supposed to meet his daughter Friday morning to catch a flight back to Houston.
Schantz is the president of Sequent, a wholesale energy-trading firm. Its parent company, AGL, is the largest natural-gas distributor in the Southeast.