Anderson said the pair could have fled the United States because they have the money to finance such a trip. But, he said, the resources from federal investigators can help.
“You can run, but you’re always going to be looking over your shoulder,” Anderson said. “We’re not going to give up. We’re going to come after you. We’re going to find you, wherever you are.”
Couch was 16 when he ran down four people. Defense attorneys said Couch was the victim of “affluenza” because he was spoiled by his wealthy parents and never faced any consequences for his actions, growing up with a sense of entitlement and poor judgement. He received 10 years probation in the juvenile justice system, a sentence that has been criticized as too lenient.
Investigators have spoken to Couch’s father Fred, but he has not provided details about his son’s whereabouts. Fred and Tonya Couch do not live together.
Prosecutors recently filed a motion to transfer his case to adult court after he turns 19 in April.