Gilmer family asking for public’s help locating missing man, increases award to $20,000

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GILMER, Texas (KETK) – A Gilmer family has increased the award for information leading to their missing family member who hasn’t been heard from in over a week.

According to his brother, Gene “Randy” Dyess, was last seen on Tuesday, May 26 in the Gilmer area. He is 51-years-old and drives a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Gallant with a handicap license plate #1NJWC.

The family originally offered a $5,000 award for information that leads to Randy’s whereabouts but has since increased it to $20,000 thanks to his brother’s manufacturer ‘Leland’s Barns and Cabins’ who matched the original amount and an East Texas family contributing the rest.

Jay Dyess, Randy’s brother, says it is very unlike him to leave without calling. He has reached out to the public for help because he says Gilmer Police are moving too slowly and not taking the case seriously because he believes foul play is involved.

“Randy, you have everybody freaking out,” he said. “You’re loved by alot of people and we just wanna know where you are.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Murray at (903) 843-5545.

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