Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen listed as missing
BURLESON, Texas — The mother of Ethan Couch, the Texas teen who used “affluenza” as a defense in a drunk driving wreck that killed four people, is now missing as well.
Last week Couch, 18, disappeared while serving probation.
“The juvenile probation officer has been unable to make contact with Ethan or his mother with whom he has been residing,” attorneys Scott Brown and William Reagan Wynn said last week.
Now, the teen’s mother, Tonya, is also listed as a missing person by the Tarrant County District attorney, according to NBCDFW.
“I fear he’s gone a long way, and I won’t be shocked if he’s out of the country,” Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson told NBC News.
Couch could face up to 10 years in prison after he’s captured. Authorities told NBC News that his mother could also face charges if she helped him disappear.