WAXAHACHIE — Police continue to follow leads in hopes of locating a 79-year-old resident who went missing from his home more than two weeks ago.
Laverne Berry was first reported missing from his home in the 400 block of Wyatt Street near downtown Waxahachie at about 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 by his wife, Carolyn.
No search was planned for this weekend due to police not having information leading to a specific area to search.
Waxahachie Police Chief Wade Goolsby said police have followed leads provided to them but still needs community assistant in locating Berry.
“At this point, we don’t have any information that leads us to any particular area to search. We have no idea of what direction he may have gone or where he might have gone,” Goolsby said. “So at this point, a search is pretty fruitless until we get some information on where he might have gone.”
Goolsby said if people see Berry contact their local police department immediately so police can verify his well-being.
The Texas Department of Public Safety initially issued a statewide silver alert for Berry at 4:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The alert expired Tuesday, Aug. 15 just after 6 p.m.
Waxahachie Police Department Det. Casey Borders stated that Berry left his residence on foot wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeve maroon and beige colored shirt. Berry has a full gray beard.
Berry’s sister-in-law, Peggy Davis, describes her brother-in-law as a very approachable and talkative person with a big smile. She added Berry has a slim build, stands about 5-foot-8 and is between 180 – 200 pounds.
People who have information about Berry’s whereabouts are to contact Borders at the police department or to contact the law enforcement agency in their area. Borders can be reached the at the police department at 469-309-4441. The Waxahachie Police Department is located at 216 N. College St. in downtown Waxahachie.