Cedar Park Police Department
CPPD Investigating Possible Homicide After Woman Reported Missing
Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday December 12th, Cedar Park Police received a phone call from a concerned family member who said they hadn’t seen or heard from Amanda “Mandi” Gordon in a few days.
Officers responded to a home at 2505 Cypress Lane to conduct a welfare check on Mandi and her two young children living at the address.
Officers were able to make contact with Mandi’s common law husband, Samuel Roy Byrd who was not cooperative in letting officers enter the residence.
We became concerned with Byrd’s explanations of Amanda’s whereabouts.
Based on our continued concerns of the whereabouts of Mandi Gordon and the concerns of the minor children in the home, we utilized force entry with the Central Texas Regional Swat Team.
After conducting an interview and gathering information, an evidentiary search warrant was obtained with assistance from the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office.
The minor children were removed from the residence and are safe with family members.
After a preliminary search of the property, Samuel Roy Byrd was taken into custody and is currently facing drug related charges.
The Cedar Park Police along with assistance from the Texas Rangers, Travis County Search and Rescue, and the Texas Game Wardens have been actively investigating the scene since Thursday night.
Based upon the investigation and information obtained up to this point, we are sad to announce it is our belief that Amanda Gordon is deceased.
At this point in the investigation, we are now treating this as a homicide.
In addition, at this time we are attempting to locate Amanda’s body.
We expect to remain on scene at 2505 Cypress Lane in the coming hours and days.
The Cedar Park Police Department and our assisting partner agencies want to express our deepest condolences to Amanda’s family.
If anyone has information regarding this case, please call Lt. Larry Bond at 512-260-4766