Lake Visitors Asked To Be Alert
With crowds flocking to Lake Brownwood for Memorial Day recreation, the family of a missing Hill County man has asked people to be on the look-out for Richard Parker, 76. “Pay close attention to the area if you’re at the lake,” the missing man’s son, Daniel Parker, said in a telephone interview Saturday.
Richard Parker went missing from his Hill County home on April 24, and his vehicle was found two days later in the Lake Brownwood area.
Richard Parker, who has dementia, was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved plaid shirt, dark blue jeans, a ball cap and tennis shoes.
The missing man’s vehicle was found at the Mountain View Lodge and Marina on April 26. There was no record that he had checked into Mountain View Lodge.
The only connection Richard Parker has to Brown County is that he stayed on the camp grounds many years ago.
Richard Parker may not be wearing the same shoes in the description. The owner of a mobile home at Mountain View discovered April 30 that someone had entered residence while no one was home, had gotten into bed and had opened several soft drinks. The intruder also left a pair of black tennis shoes.
“We are not sure if he changed his shoes or is not wearing shoes,” Daniel Parker said Saturday.
The lake around the area has been dragged, and the Brown County Sheriff’s department has continued to search, but the trail has run cold.
Anyone with information that might lead to Richard Parker’s location is asked to call the Brown County Sheriff’s Department.
“Any new information would help,” Daniel Parker said.