By Floyd Ingram
HOUSTON – The search continued Tuesday with more than 50 volunteers and local emergency services employees looking for Willie Harries, who has been missing since Saturday.
The search team has performed an intense gridded search of the Second and Third Avenue neighborhood that Harries once called home.
“That’s where he grew up and we felt he might go back there,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles.
Willie C. “Doc” Harries was last seen Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area.
He was on foot and wearing a multicolored shirt and blue jeans. He is described as a black male, partially bald, 5-foot, 9-inches tall and weighing 158 pounds with brown eyes.
“We need people to check their property and any vacant field next to their house closely,” said Voyles. “We have gone door-to-door in the neighborhood trying to get the word out.”
Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said family members indicated Harris suffers from medical issues.
“At this point it is still a rescue, but in this heat – if he is still outdoors – has us all concerned,” said Harmon. “I hope we get a call saying he has been with friend or relatives all this time, we just want to locate him as soon as possible.”
Authorities are asking anyone who has information to contact police.