CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas — A Martindale couple was found dead over the weekend near Morrison Creek, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.
The couple was identified as Mark and Alisin Genfan, both 62.
On Friday, December 7, their son, McCoy, said they were on their way to the Martindale tree lighting. McCoy was expecting them to return at around 9 p.m.
Saturday morning came, and McCoy still hadn’t heard from his parents or seen their white Nissan truck in the driveway.
That's when he called 9-1-1.
Officials said they received that call on Saturday around 8:11 a.m. reporting the couple was missing.
The sheriff's office, the Martindale Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) and the Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) began searching in the area of Southeast River Road.
Friday brought almost four inches of rain to the Martindale area, and the low water crossing less than a mile from the Genfans’ home has been known to flood often.
The Genfans’ truck was found halfway submerged in the Morrison Creek on Saturday. Alisin's body was found shortly after, and Mark's body was found Sunday morning.
“Mark and Alisin Genfan were both beautiful and fantastic people that you could learn a lot from," McCoy said.
McCoy said Mark was a beyond talented musician.
“A legendary and incredible bass player – upright and electric," McCoy said.
Mark was well-known for owning and operating Acoustic Spaces, an acoustic consulting and design firm that specialized in interior acoustic treatments and designing recording studios.
“He was a fantastic audio technician," McCoy said.
Alisin worked for more than three decades in accounting with the Texas Department of State Health Services. McCoy said she was a beloved coworker.
She also had a bit of a green thumb. She was a well-known gardener, selling plants and vegetables at the San Marcos Farmers Market every Saturday.
"I think she was the most dedicated person at the San Marcos Farmer's Market. She had the biggest green thumb,” McCoy said.
He also said she loved being outside.
“She looked so radiant and beautiful,” he said.
McCoy said his parents loved each other dearly.
There are no funeral arrangements as of right now, but McCoy said he wants to have his parents cremated.