Missing Man Found

Posted/updated on: February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

Willie Hubert WingfieldTYLER The Silver Alert issued for Willie Hubert Wingfield of Dallas has been cancelled. Tyler police say Wingfield was found in Vermilion, Louisiana, in safe condition. Police say Wingfield has medical issues and went missing while driving from Dallas to Tyler. A state-wide Silver Alert was issued for Wingfield, who is diabetic and is diagnosed with dementia. Wingfield was reported missing around 11:45 Friday night. Sunday night, the Tyler Police Department received information of a confirmed sighting of the man in Upshur County near Big Sandy.

Family members said that Wingfield was driving to Tyler to visit his girlfriend. He stopped and called her for directions to her house around 5:30pm. He said he was at the CVS pharmacy at Glenwood and West Gentry. The last time Wingfield was contacted before going missing, he said he was somewhere on Queen Street. Family members had been unable to contact him since and it appears that his phone was not working or was turned off.

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