EL PASO, Texas - Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the silver alert had been cancelled for Victor Vargas. New Mexico State Police had erroneously said it was cancelled but have since corrected the statement.
New Mexico State Police is updating the following Silver Alert in New Mexico. Victor Vargas, who has Alzheimer's disease left his El Paso County TX home on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and has not returned. There is strong reason to believe Mr. Vargas is still in the Albuquerque area. On Friday, morning, May 17, 2013, family members in El Paso were notified of a gasoline transaction with one of his credit cards at a station located on Menaul and Morris at 6:00 a.m. On Thursday, May 16, 2013, family members in El Paso received a letter from Mr. Vargas stating he was fine, just doing some traveling. However, the letter drifted to unreadable and incoherent sentences.
Albuquerque State Police sent out a BOLO (be on look out) and ATL (attempt to locate) to all surrounding law enforcement agencies yesterday, May 16 and today May 17 2013. Mr. Vargas likes to frequent Wal-Mart stores and casinos.
Mr. Vargas is approximately 5'11" tall and weighs 210 pounds. Mr. Vargas has one brown eye and one blue eye. Mr. Vargas is slightly balding and has a tattoo on his right arm that says "Vic."
Mr. Vargas was last seen wearing an olive shirt and blue jeans.
Mr. Vargas was last seen at his residence located at 12259 Nicolite, Clint, Texas on Saturday May 11, 2013. It is believed that Mr. Vargas may have driven to Cloudcroft, New Mexico to a piece of property his wife owns. It is an open piece of property with nothing on it. The next location Mr. Vargas may be traveling to is Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mr. Vargas is diagnosed with Alzheimers, depression, and suicidal tendencies.
Mr. Vargas is driving a grey/silver Chevy Silverado truck with Texas plate AC78811.
It is believed that Victor Vargas is in danger due to his health diagnosis.
Anyone with information about Victor Vargas please call the El Paso County Sheriff's Department at 915-546-2284 or New Mexico State Police at 505-841-9256.
Source of statement: New Mexico State Police