HALTOM CITY (CBSDFW.COM) – The Haltom City Police Department is asking for help from the public in finding an 85-year-old man who has been missing for three weeks.
Earl Lee Davis was last seen on October 7 at a convenience store on Beach Street. A worker at the store remembered him coming in the store around 8:30 p.m.
“The clerk at the convenience store is the last one we know that saw him,” explained Haltom City Police Cpl. Joe Hackfeld. “He [Davis] came in, he bought a lottery ticket, like he always did, and he went out and got into his car and drove off.”
While reports of missing elderly people aren’t uncommon, Corporal Hackfeld said this case is different because Davis was a man of routine. “Very unusual in this case. This gentleman left some pets unattended at home and it’s very out of character and out of his routine for him to disappear,” he said.
Police say they’ve exhausted all means of search.
“We’re doing everything we know to do. We’ve called everybody we know to call and notified every agency we know to notify about this situation,” Cpl. Hackfeld said frustrated. “We’ve put signs up, Silver Alerts, on the highway signs and that’s all over the state of Texas and we’ve also notified all the five surrounding states.”
Davis was driving his 1996 Oldsmobile 98 with the Texas license plate 8FHYZ. He was wearing a blue button-down shirt, jeans and black leather shoes.
Police are also concerned because Davis has a heart condition.
As it stands, authorities said they’ve found no evidence of foul play. “It’s extremely frustrating for us,” said Cpl. Hackfeld. “We want to find him and get him back home where he belongs.”
Anyone with information about Davis or his vehicle is asked to contact Haltom City police at (817) 834-7321.