Garland man with dementia remains missing after nearly a month

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on November 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 11:58 PM

GARLAND -- It’s been four weeks since an elderly Garland man disappeared, and police still need help finding him.

Ann Ticknor proudly showed News 8 a picture of her husband Hal, who served in the Air Force for three years. She believes her husband of more than 50 years will come home.

“I have not given up hope," she said. "This little bracelet that somebody gave me says 'hope.' So we have to have hope."

Ticknor disappeared four weeks ago in his silver 2007 Chevy Equinox with Texas plate 599-SNC.

He was last seen near his home in the 2000 block of Morningside Dr. around 11:00 a.m on Oct. 11.

His wife said he filled the car up with gas in Valley View, Texas on Oct. 11 and used his credit card. But that's the last time he's used it.

"He's not used his card, so that's what is such a puzzle," Ann Ticknor said.

Police and Ticknor's church have searched a vast area for him.

"They have taken flyers with his picture and taken the information about vehicle," Mrs. Ticknor said. "We've had helicopters, airplanes, you can't imagine what wonderful people have done, and found nothing."

Hal suffers from dementia and became disoriented. He apparently asked at least two people for directions to Garland on the day he disappeared.

"He did stop and ask for directions to Garland twice, but with dementia, by the time he got back in the car he would not have remembered those directions," Ann Ticknor said.

His wife worries about what he's eating, wearing, and sleeping. She's afraid of the worst, but praying for the best.

Hal Ticknor is described as a white male, 5-foot-11, 170 lbs., with silver hair and green eyes.

If you have any information, please contact the Garland Police Department at 972-205-1628.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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