Blanchard Family Launches New Effort To Find Missing Man


Saturday, April 4th 2015, 5:53 pm
By: News 9


A Blanchard family continued their desperate search for answers in the disappearance of their loved one.

The family has a new strategy for finding their brother, son and father who has been missing for two years.

At times life seems to flash by, but for one second let time stand still and think, ‘What have you done every single day for the last 636 days?'

That question might be hard to answer, unless you're Carla Eastep and her family,

"I never dreamed our family would be in this situation," said Carla Eastep, mom of son who's been missing for nearly two years,

They can tell you what they've done each day since July 6, 2013.

“I wake up and think of Tommy,” said Carla.

That's because on that summer day, their son and brother, 30-year-old Tommy Raymond Eastep went missing.

"We do what we can to make it every day but you die a little bit every day inside when you lose someone you love and you don't know where they are at," said Matt Eastep, Tommy's brother.

Tommy is impossible for them to forget and they'd like that to be the same for everyone else.

"You have to do something, I just can't sit here and do nothing,” said Carla.

Carla's next effort to find her son will allow drivers to see Tommy's face every day, giving her a sign of hope much bigger than before. And so the family is partnering with the organization ‘Lost N Missing Inc.'

Carla will put up a billboard just off the highway in Eufaula, where Tommy was last seen and near where his silver truck was found abandoned in the woods of Hughes County.

Tommy's keys, credit cards and cash were still in it.

"It's just unimaginable," said Carla.

Carla imagines this next step could be the key to find her Tommy and have closure for her entire family including Tommy's son and daughter.

"They're awesome kids and I do this for them because that's their daddy," said Carla.

"We're at an unrest right now for two years, we have no place to grieve. We don't know if he's alive or not. We know nothing. We wake up knowing nothing every day, all day,” said Matt.

If you know anything, you can pass information along to the linked organizations.

View the Facebook dedicated to Tommy Eastep.

View Eastep on FindTheMissing.Org

View Eastep on LostNMissing.Org.

View Eastep on YouTube.