Search on for missing man

Published 7:07pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MINTER — A Minter man was reported missing Monday when he told a friend he was going on a walk but never returned to the residence. Fred Edward Brown, 69, lives on Dallas County Road 4 and was reported missing by his nephew Monday when family members were unable to find him and he left his car at his friend’s home.

missingperson_forwebBrown was last seen wearing camouflage pants, a dark colored shirt and hat. Sgt. Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said Brown told his friend he was having lunch with that he was going for a walk after they finished lunch at her residence on the 600 block of Dallas County Road 426 in what is known as the “Pink Bottom” area of Minter. He left his car there, which remained locked, when he left at approximately 12:30 p.m. and then never returned. His wife, Eliza Brown, told authorities she last saw him at 4:30 a.m. on Monday when she left for work.

Officials with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department say at this time they do not suspect foul play.

“Nothing is leading us to believe there is foul play at this time and there is no evidence of it, but in a missing person case we never rule anything out,” Granthum said. “We are just looking for any leads right now that people can give us, we need any tips that people can bring us.”

Granthum said search teams took to helicopters and a k-9 unit searched the woods Tuesday with no results.

“Medically he is sound with no reports of dementia, Alzheimer’s or anything like that,” Granthum said. “He just vanished into thin air.”

Call Crimestoppers at 1-866-44-CRIME to give information to authorities on the disappearance of Fred Brown.

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