SILVER ALERT: Search continues for missing 80-year-old man from Carthage

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CARTHAGE, Texas (KETK) – The Panola County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert as they are looking for a missing 80-year-old man.

Joe McMillan is diabetic and shows early signs of dementia. He was last seen on Thursday, May 21 when he left his resident off county road 302 to run errands and never returned home.

“What we ask the public at the is time and I know the family will back me up on this is to solicit your prayers that you pray for the safe return of Mr McMillian that we’re able to find him,” said Kevin Lake, Panola County Sheriff.

He is black male, stands 5’11”, and weighs 156 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

McMillian was last seen wearing a red sweater and blue jeans. He drives a 2004 GMC Sierra with the license place DMK2975.

The McMillian family passed out flyers offering a reward up to $5,000 for creditable information leading to the discovery of Joe.

“We waited a day you know it’s Saturday we looked review footage as much as we can and the biggest thing was man we had to just expidite as much as we could you know and if anyone knew something you know money talks,” said Michael McMillian.

Joe’s McMillian’s truck was last seen on video heading further south and in Nacogdoches. Officials haven’t revealed if he was driving it, but the Texas Rangers have been brought in to help with the investigation.

If you have seen him, please contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 693-0333.

They are also asking anyone that may have video from their home, business, or church that captures traffic on Hwy 315 (loop-county line) or FM 1970 (Delray-county line) between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 to share to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.

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