A Silver Alert has been issued by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office.  Authorities are asking for the public's help in searching for Thomas Edward Thornton who has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment.  Thornton is described as a white male, 72, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs around 255 pounds.  He has grey hair, blue eyes, and may be wearing a military veteran baseball cap, unknown shirt, and blue jeans.  He has a scar on his left arm.

Contributed Photo/Tyler Co Sheriff's Dept
Contributed Photo/Tyler Co Sheriff's Dept

The senior citizen left his home in Woodville on Wednesday, March24 and was last seen at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25 getting gas at Hemphill Fuel Stop.  He was in a charcoal grey 2017 Ford Edge with Texas License Plate NJJ8580.

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Law enforcement officials believe this senior citizen’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their own health and safety. If you have any information regarding this missing senior citizen, please contact the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office at 409-283-2172.


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