The family is identified as being Donald Brian Winberg 43 yoa and Karlien Richel Winberg 33 and their 7 children of Amarillo, Texas area. The Winberg’s were identified through investigative means with the assistance of the news media . After their sailboat ran aground near San Leon on October the 29th of this year.
After this story was scene by authorities in Colorado, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from The FBI in Denver, Colorado, telling us that this family maybe a family they have been investigating for Wire Fraud. The FBI sent Sergeant Louis Trochesset of the Galveston Sheriff’s Office Marine Division the Winberg’s photographs, he was able to identify them as the mystery family. The Winberg’s have been fleeing apprehension since April of this year using many alias names.
It is believed that the Winberg’s are attempting to flee the country, possibly to Mexico. The FBI and Sheriff’s Office are also concerned for the safety and wellbing of the 7 children travelling with their parents. The Winberg’s were last seen travelling in a 2004 Nissan SUV dark Grey bearing Texas CVP-3691.
Anyone with any information on the location of the Winberg’s are asked to contact any local office of the FBI or the Galveston County Sheriff’s office at 409-770-6084.