Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Elderly Man Missing

Most recent picture of Billie O'Rear

Local Elderly Man Found

Mesa County, Colo. -- Billie O'Rear, 80, has been located and is safe. Deputies were notified at 2:30 p.m., by Utah Highway Patrol who received a call from a citizen who saw Billie's vehicle parked on the side of Interstate 70, for multiple hours. The Utah Highway Patrol made contact with Billie, who advised his car ran out of gas.

Deputies from our agency took gas to Billie and stayed with him at mile marker 229, just inside the Utah border, until Billie's family arrived.

Our sincere thank you to everyone in our community who shared this information and assisted in any way in trying to locate Billie.

Previously Released at 10:15 a.m.-- Yesterday, about 5:30 p.m., local resident Billie O'Rear, 80, left his residence in the Redlands enroute to the Rimrock Wal-Mart. He was expected to return home after a short shopping trip. 

Billie O'Rear, wearing his usual apparel 
Family members of Billie reported him overdue last night and deputies continue to search the area for him. Deputies have verified Billie did not arrive at the Rimrock Wal-Mart. He left his home driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, four door passenger car, tan in color. The license plate on that vehicle is Colorado 010-JNL.

2004 tan Bonneville/STOCK PHOTO
Billie does not have any immediate medical concerns, however not returning home last night after what was anticipated to be a quick errand is outside his normal behavior. He is a white male, approximately 5'6" tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. He wears silver rimmed glasses and was last seen with a white shirt, dark dress pants and suspenders.

2004 tan Bonneville/STOCK PHOTO
Billie O'Rear
Anyone who has seen Billie and/or his vehicle, should call 911 or non-emergency dispatch in Mesa County at: (970) 242.6707, immediately. Deputies do not believe foul play is involved, and are hopeful with citizen awareness Billie can be located.

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