UPDATE: Missing elderly man with dementia found, sheriff says

Delacruz is pictured second from the left in this photograph.

UPDATE: Chambers County resident Mario Delacruz was found safe Wednesday evening after being missing for several hours. According to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, the man’s family has been notified. The sheriff expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped in Mr. Delacruz’s recovery.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 76-year-old Anahuac man.

According to Hawthorne, his agency received a 911 call reporting that Mario Delacruz of Anahuac was missing. Delacruz, who is reported to have dementia and is at risk of diabetes-related complications, was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday headed eastbound by the Anahuac Airport on SH 61.

He is driving a dark blue 2011 Chevrolet pickup truck bearing a Texas license plate of KHZ0533.

If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please call Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500.


  1. Not sure he was found safe, according to KBMT, he was killed in a car accident near Vinton, La yesterday around 6pm

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