PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Rice University mechanical engineering senior Reny Jose, 21, was set to graduate in May 2014 and was excited about his future. To celebrate, Jose traveled to Panama City Beach for spring break with about 22 other students, renting a beach house on March 1, 2014. Two days later, he disappeared. Jose was last seen at 7 p.m. on March 3, 2014. However, his “friends” did not report him missing until 11 a.m. on March 4, 2014.
Jose’s family arrived in Florida on March 6, 2014. Within 24 hours after Jose disappeared, 16 of the “friends” left town even though they had paid for the house in full for the entire spring break. Two of the remaining six — two girls and four boys — did not want to speak to Jose’s family.
“One was saying: I don’t now where Reny went, the other one was saying: I went to Walmart, the other one saying: I was sleeping, then the other one said: he went for a walk,” Sherly Jose told Jessica Ayers of MyPanhandle.com.
One of the students told the police that Jose had taken LSD and spoke of killing himself. As a result, police theorized Jose had drowned while swimming in the ocean. However, his family disputes this theory. Instead, they think he met with foul play. Jose was brilliant and worked hard in school. His family described him as the rock that holds their family together.
Authorities never found any drugs in the beach house. The “friends” conveniently located Jose’s clothes shortly before they reported him missing at 11 a.m. Jose’s mother thought this strange.
“Every morning, the cleanup crews clean the beach at 6 a.m. and they didn’t find his clothes. I think somebody put his clothes there,” Sherly Jose said.
“His clothes — one pair of pajamas, two socks — everything was on the railing.”
The “friends” also “found” another set of clothes near the trash can.
“His cell phone and his shorts and underwear and everything were half hanging on a garbage can,” Sherly Jose said. “Until then, they didn’t call the cops because they said they thought he was going to come back.”
The police focused on the drowning theory and never questioned the 16 people who quickly fled town. All of Jose’s “friends” refused to speak to Jose’s family and lawyers hired by the family. The “friends” mommies and daddies hired lawyers to protect their
One of the two girls who stayed in Florida agreed to meet with Jose’s family but only with her lawyer present. She agreed AFTER the family pleaded in a Facebook post. However, she did not provide any helpful information. All the others still refuse to speak.
Tell me you’re guilty without telling me you’re guilty. I wonder where the little a$$hole killers are now.
There have been no new developments in the case. Jose’s family established a Facebook page.
True Crime Diva’s Thoughts
These “friends” remind me of Brittanee Drexler’s so-called friends.
They did not report him missing until 11 a.m. the following day. Then, they throw in this LSD BS when it’s implausible someone like Reny would have used drugs and killed himself. He had a GREAT future ahead.
Something happened in that beach house, and Reny lost his life. They likely dumped his body in the ocean and ran like scared cats.
The family blasted their photos and names on FB, and I’m here for it! NONE of these imbeciles have expressed remorse. They had their lawyers try to get the pics removed from his mother’s FB page.
Pssst: If you had cooperated and told them what happened, she would have kept your identities secret. But you don’t deserve it.
You can visit his mother’s Facebook page to see photos of the people with Reny when he vanished. I originally had them on this post but decided to link to the photos instead because I do not want their nasty faces on my blog.