Parents of victim ask the public to help catch fugitive


by JADE MINGUS / and Photojournalist JP HARRINGTON

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Posted on January 25, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 26 at 12:52 PM

AUSTIN -- A mother and father are speaking out, begging for the public's help to find the man who killed their son in a car crash. That man is now on the Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Just days away from starting high school, Sam Stoffregen was heading to the Texas coast with his best friend's family. The beach was one of Stoffregen's favorite places.

On Aug. 18, 2013 investigators say Leo Click, Jr. crossed the center line, killing Stoffregen and his best friend's mom, Nicole Lowenberg, and injuring six others in the crash.

Texas added Click to its Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Crime stopper's reward for information was increased from $7,500 to $9,500.

Click has worked in the oil and gas industry as a crane operator and has ties to Port Lavaca, Beeville, and Odessa.

Click is 5'8 and weighs 200 pounds. Click may have physical disabilities to his lower extremities from the crash and has multiple tattoos.

All tips are anonymous. There are four different ways to provide an anonymous tip:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Text the letters DPS, followed by your tip, to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip here and then click the 'SUBMIT A TIP'  link (under the 'About' section).

All calls, texts, emails and Facebook messages are anonymous.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.