Allen Ray (Source: San Augustine County Sheriff's Office)
Allen Ray's Ford Explorer (Source: San Augustine County Sheriff's Office)
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -
Augustine County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding a
53-year-old man who has been missing since Feb. 21.
employed all traditional methods in trying to find this gentleman," said Gary
Cunningham, the chief deputy for the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office. "At
this point, we have no reason to suspect foul play. He has just vanished."
said the missing person is Allen Ray McKinney, a San Augustine County resident.
He said, initially McKinney's family members weren't overly concerned that he
hadn't returned home. They thought he had gone off on some type of excursion
without telling them.
As a result,
the case was originally filed as an "overdue motorist." However, after a few
days, it was changed to a missing person case.
said, by all accounts, McKinney did not have any ongoing arguments with family
members, friends, or co-workers. McKinney also doesn't have any physical or
mental health issues that might have caused him to wander off, the chief deputy
no verifiable history of drug abuse," Cunningham said. "There's simply no explanation
or plausible reason for his disappearance."
hours of when he was last seen, McKinney used his cell phone at least once
Cunningham said. The man also used his debit card to make small cash withdrawals
in Lufkin and Splendora and to make a purchase in Dickinson, which is in
Galveston County in that same time period.
McKinney is a
white male, and he is 5-foot-10 and 260 pounds. He has brown hair and blue
eyes. He was last seen driving a green 1999 Ford Explorer with the license
any information on McKinney's whereabouts or anyone that might have talked to
him in the 48-hour period after he was last seen is urged to call Cunningham or
Deputy Mike Nichols at the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office at (936)