Silver Alert Continues for Missing Garland Man

By Greg Janda
|  Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:53 PM CDT
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Ann Ticknor asked for the public's help finding her husband Hal Ticknor. He disappeared Friday and has been the subject of a statewide Silver Alert. The father of two and grandfather of four, who suffers from dementia, drove to the store and never came home.

Eric King, NBC 5 News

Ann Ticknor asked for the public's help finding her husband Hal Ticknor. He disappeared Friday and has been the subject of a statewide Silver Alert. The father of two and grandfather of four, who suffers from dementia, drove to the store and never came home.

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A statewide Silver Alert continues for an 82-year-old Garland man missing since Oct. 11.

Now his family is reaching out to the public for help.

Hal Ticknor, diagnosed with cognitive impairment, was last seen at 11 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Morningside Drive in Garland.

Police said Ticknor asked for directions to Garland while near Tioga on Friday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m. At 9:15 p.m. that night, Ticknor used his credit card to purchase gas in Valley View.

Since that time, there have been no verified sightings of Ticknor or his silver 2007 Chevrolet Equinox with Texas license plate 599-SNC.

"It's harder and harder to keep up your spirits and your hope," said Ticknor's wife, Ann.

The couple will be married 57 years in November.

"I don't even know what life is like without him," she said Wednesday at the couple's home in Garland. "I want to celebrate. And then his birthday is in December. He's a very nice, wonderful human being."

Garland police describe Ticknor as a silver-haired man with green eyes who stands 5-feet. 11-inches tall and weighs 170 lbs.

Law enforcement officials believe Ticknor's disappearance poses a credible threat to his own health and safety.

Ticknor's wife said she’s working constantly with detectives on the case, tracking her husband's credit cards hoping for some activity.

She says if anyone see’s Ticknor to approach him.

"Call the police, hang on to him, don't let him get away. Cause we're just grasping at straws here trying to find a location to search," she said.

She's begging everyone to please keep their eyes peeled for her husband or his silver SUV.

"We just need one person. All it takes is one person that will notice or find something for us," she said. "And look for that needle in a haystack. There's 10,000 silver SUVs, we're just looking for one."

If you have any information regarding Ticknor's whereabouts, please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety's State Operations Center at 512-424-2208.

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