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Authorities Come Up Empty In Search For Missing Central Texas Man

Authorities say they’ve checked out several possible leads, but so far the search for a missing 76-year-old Central Texas man has come up empty.

Reporter: By Lauren Westbrook
4/27/2010

AQUILLA (April 27, 2010)—Hill County authorities and volunteers spent another day Tuesday searching for an elderly man who’s been missing since Saturday and who desperately needs medication for Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

The Hill County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday it has checked out several leads on the whereabouts of Richard Gary Parker, 76, but so far the effort to find him has come up empty.

The Civil Air Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety have searched from the air while law enforcement officers and volunteers scoured areas around Parker’s home.

Hill County authorities issued a Silver Alert for Parker, who was last seen on Saturday as he left his home the 1900 block of Farm-to-Market 933 in Aquilla.

He was driving a 2004 Dodge extended cab short bed pick up truck with a bed cover with Texas license number 60V-NX2.

Parker is 6-foot-2 and weighs about 210 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a short sleeve plaid shirt, dark colored blue jeans with tennis shoes and metal-framed glasses.

His family is concerned he might not be able to find his way back home.

Anyone with information about Parker or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Hill County Sheriff’s Office at (254) 582-5313 .

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/92270294.html

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