Harrison County deputies, Harrison County K-9 deputies, Bossier City Fire Department specialized K-9 team, Texas DPS Air operations unit, and numerous volunteers from ESD-3 searched for 13 -year-old Paul Bass, during the evening and through the night after he was spotted and positively identified by the housekeeping crew at Crossroads Baptist Church on FM 31 and FM 2625 at approximately 5:00 PM.
As the housekeeping staff entered the church, one of the workers noticed Paul in the sanctuary area. He walked toward the back of the church and the housekeeper asked him for his name. He hesitated for a moment and then gave a false name to her. He then fled the building after a short conversation with her toward the south side of the property and abandoned a backpack and his shoes.
Upon investigation, it appeared that he had spent some time inside the church and had been on the roof of the church, where evidence was recovered indicating his presence.