Texas Radio Host Thanks Public for Helping Find His Missing Daughter

"Thank you. Thank God. Miracles are answered."

“I truly believe, because of this resource, we will be able to have our daughter back.”


Those words, referencing the responsive power of Facebook and Twitter, were uttered this morning by San Antonio, Texas-based conservative talk radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, on this day also a most grateful father, as he announced via Facebook that his 16-year-old daughter Gabby, missing since Wednesday, had been located near the California-Mexico border. The male individual she was with is in police custody.

Pagliarulo, who explained that he was headed out the door immediately following the Facebook recording to be reunited with Gabriella, also thanked a host of law enforcement agencies, from the Border Patrol to the San Antonio Police Department to the U.S. Marshals, for their help with the search process. From a report in the Austin American-Statesman:

Cpt. Tommy Ward of the Comal County Sheriff’s office said Saturday that the girl had been found in San Diego overnight and is now safe. Christopher Lee Fretwell, 29, is in custody for unlawful restraint, a felony, Ward said. Fretwell took a child out of the state without the permission of a parent, Ward said.

Ward said authorities did not know why Fretwell and Pagliarulo were in California. Both are residents of Texas and knew each other through work, Ward said.

Stated Joe “Pags” at the end of the Facebook video: “Thank you. Thank God. Miracles are answered.”