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  • Family Seeks Answers in Siblings' Disappearance

    October 30, 2014 12:58 PM

    PROGRESO - Mexican authorities will allow family members of three missing Americans to view four bodies found east of Matamoros. The father of the siblings will view to bodies to see if they are those of his missing children. The three siblings from Progreso went missing two weeks... more »
  • Two Sheriff's Departments Search for Missing Man Play Video

    October 29, 2014 11:03 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY- Two different sheriff's departments have active cases in the search for 20-year-old Eric Samora. His driver's license picture was taken days before he went missing on Aug. 20 when he renewed his license. The family said they know that Samora was trying to transport illegal... more »
  • Bodies Found Where 3 Americans Went Missing Near Matamoros Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    MATAMOROS (AP) - A Mexican state official says four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamaros, which is the area where three young Americans have been missing more than two weeks. Tamaulipas state investigator Raul Galindo Vira will say only that the four bodies were found... more »
  • Mexico Investigators Comb Area for 43 Missing Students Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:13 PM

    COCULA, Mexico (AP) - Forensic experts are combing a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students based on testimony from two new suspects. Workers in protective gear are focusing on a 25-by-25 foot-square area below the ridge of the municipal dump in Cocula, a town in... more »
  • Cartel Members in Custody for Students Disappearance Play Video

    October 27, 2014 11:01 PM

    MEXICO - Four members of a well-known cartel in Mexico have been taken into custody in connection with the disappearance of 43 students. An official with the Federal Attorney General's Office in Mexico said they learned about the four after questioning the leader of the Guerreros Unidos cartel. ... more »
  • Three Americans Missing in Northern Mexico Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:13 PM

    PROGRESO - The mother of three U.S. citizens missing for two weeks in northern Mexico said there is no word of their whereabouts. She said witnesses saw the entire ordeal happen. Raquel Alvarado said people saw armed men take her 26-year-old daughter Erica and her sons, 22-year-old Alex... more »
  • Mother Hopes Viewers Can Help Find Her Son Play Video

    October 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    PALMVIEW - This upcoming Sunday will be exactly three years since Nelson Villegas went missing from his mother's home just outside of Palmview. His mother Guadalupe Villegas hopes viewers can help find her son. Villegas said, "This has been very hard for me, not knowing where he is. He... more »
  • Missing Woman in Brownsville Found Play Video

    October 20, 2014 7:00 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing woman. They say Graciela Rivas, 71, suffers Alzheimer's. She was last seen around 9 a.m. Monday at her home in the 4500 block of La Salida Drive. Family members found Mrs. Rivas and is reported... more »
  • Starr County Residents Want Details about Tax Office Investigation Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:47 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County residents want to known what happened to the thousands of dollars allegedly stolen by some tax office employees. Ellena Marquez recently moved to Starr County from California. Marquez said she is not surprised by the investigation happening at the county tax office. ... more »
  • Police, Wife Search for Missing Man

    October 10, 2014 2:10 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police are looking for a missing man. Edward Martinez has been missing since Monday. His wife says he seems to have disappeared into thin air. She says she won't rest until he's found. Maria Martinez has been married to her husband Edward for... more »
  • Wife and Police Search for Missing Man in Brownsville Play Video

    October 3, 2014 6:14 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are looking for Edward Martinez. He has been missing since Monday and his wife said she will not rest until he is found. Maria Martinez has been married to Edward for almost 25 years. Their anniversary is on Oct. 9. Instead of planning a celebration, she is... more »
  • Girl Missing for 12 Years Found with Mom in Mexico Play Video

    October 1, 2014 3:08 PM

    AUSTIN (AP) - Authorities say a Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and that the mother is now facing charges in the U.S. The FBI says 17-year-old Sabrina Allen was found Tuesday night in Mexico City. She was reported missing by... more »
  • 57 students missing after weekend violence

    September 30, 2014 7:20 AM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities are searching for 57 students reported missing in a southern state after weekend violence that resulted in at least six deaths and 25 wounded. Guerrero state prosecutor Inaky Blanco says military and state authorities are looking for the students from the Ayotzinapa Superior normal... more »
  • Weslaco Police Looking for Tips in Cold Case Play Video

    September 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    WESLACO - Police are re-opening a cold case in Weslaco. Investigators are searching for Isidro Limon, who disappeared in September 2000. The then-23-year-old was last seen along South Nebraska, near Texas Boulevard. Police suspect foul play in his disappearance. They interviewed a person of interest during the initial investigation,... more »
  • Edinburg Police Say They're Concerned About a Missing Man's Welfare Play Video

    August 23, 2014 9:41 PM

    EDINBURG- An Edinburg family wants your help finding a family member. Edinburg police say they're concerned about the man's welfare. Twenty-year-old Eric Samora was last heard from on Wednesday under unusual circumstances. He told a family member over the phone he was in the brush in Brooks county,... more »
  • Police Put Welfare Concern out For Edinburg Man Play Video

    August 22, 2014 10:29 PM

    BROOKS COUNTY - A Edinburg family is searching for their loved one who went missing in Brooks County. Edinburg's Police Department put out a welfare concern for 20 year old Eric Samora. Edinburg PD say the man went missing in Brooks County so they have no jurisdiction to file... more »
  • Criminal Trespass Call Leads to Missing Man Play Video

    August 22, 2014 12:01 PM

    HARLINGEN - A man reported missing in Harlingen is now back with his family. Mission police found 28-year-old Aaron James Cantu Wednesday night, when they responded to a criminal trespass call. We're told he was unharmed. It's unclear how Cantu got to Mission, after he was released from... more »
  • Harlingen Police Search for Missing Man Play Video

    August 21, 2014 8:12 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police are asking for help to locate a McAllen man. Aaron James Cantu, 28, was last seen Wednesday when he was released from the Rio Grande State Center on Rangerville Road in Harlingen. His family is concerned because he suffers from mental and emotional disorders. ... more »
  • Sheriff Officials Ponder Changes after Audit Results

    August 8, 2014 6:34 PM

    EDINBURG - An audit revealed that nearly a third of all the assets under the care of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department were missing or stolen. The audit started in June. It was the first done in 10 years. The sheriff's department had 5,431 assets worth nearly $20... more »
  • Police Continue Searching for Missing Girl Play Video

    July 27, 2014 9:30 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police are still asking for your help in finding a woman who's been missing for several days. Twenty-year-old Krista Garcia from Harlingen. She's 5' 4" and weighs about 120 pounds. She was last seen Wednesday. Harlingen police say the family saw her leave with... more »
  • Police Need Your Help in Finding Missing Woman Play Video

    July 26, 2014 8:05 PM

    HARLINGEN - A woman who has been missing for several days. Now, police are asking for your help in locating her. Twenty-year-old Krista Garcia is from Harlingen. She's 5' 4" and weighs about 120 pounds. She was last seen Wednesday. Harlingen police say the family saw her... more »
  • Baby missing after car stolen in Houston

    June 23, 2014 7:27 AM

    UPDATE: The Amber Alert for 8-month-old Genesis Haley was canceled, after she was found unharmed. According to Houston officers, a jogger heard a baby crying and found the baby still in her car seat in a brushy area. HOUSTON (AP) - An Amber Alert has been issued for an... more »
  • Hidalgo County Sheriff Responds to Audit of Missing Weapons Play Video

    June 13, 2014 4:46 PM

    EDINBURG - Auditors are putting pressure on the Hidalgo County's Sheriff's office. They say 60 weapons issued by the department were unaccounted for during their investigation. The sheriff addressed the Hidalgo County Auditor's preliminary findings during a press conference Friday afternoon. The office is undergoing what's known... more »
  • McAllen Police Searching for Missing Man Play Video

    June 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    MCALLEN - Police in McAllen are asking for help in locating Robert Presas. The 57-year-old has been missing since Tuesday. He was last seen on the 1200 block of West Cardinal, wearing red pajama pants and a white shirt. Officers said he appeared disoriented. Presas takes medication for high... more »
  • Elderly Man Reported Missing Now Back Home Play Video

    May 15, 2014 12:21 PM

    MCALLEN - A missing man found safe in Mexico is back with his family in McAllen. A Silver Alert was issued Tuesday night for 91-year-old Jose Alvaro Martinez. Family members said Martinez suffers from memory loss. Officers told us the 91-year-old was found in Reynosa yesterday. He was returned... more »
  • Missing 91-Year-Old McAllen Man Found in Mexico Play Video

    May 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    MCALLEN - The search for a 91-year-old man who crossed into Mexico Tuesday has just ended. McAllen police officials say he has been located in Mexico and they are attempting to reunite him with his family. Family members say Jose Alvaro Martinez has a memory loss and they... more »
  • Starr County DA Investigating Missing Taxpayer Money

    May 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    STARR COUNTY - The District Attorney in Starr County says an investigation involving missing taxpayer money will result in justice. Omar Escobar says county employees are on a "need to know basis" about the status of the year long investigation into the tax assessor's office. Escobar launched the... more »
  • Former Ranger Missing in Belize Play Video

    May 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    WESLACO - The search for a missing former Army ranger off the coast of Belize is going cold. One of his friends now is asking the Rio Grande Valley's faithful to pray for the missing solider. Shane Leesman, 29, hasn't been seen since April 29. Leesman went missing while... more »
  • McAllen Police Searching for Missing 76-Year-Old Play Video

    April 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    MCALLEN - McAllen police are searching for 76-year-old Roushdi Abedelmessih Farag. His family reported him missing last night. He was seen driving a silver 2009 Nissan Rogue with California license plates. Police said Farag voluntarily left his residence, but his family is concerned for his well-being. He's described... more »
  • La Villa Woman Arrested in Case of Missing Teens Play Video

    April 1, 2014 9:25 PM

    EDINBURG - A La Villa woman is behind bars after she lied to investigators about the whereabouts of two teenage runaways, authorities said. Christina Garcia-Cervantes was charged with enticing a child and harboring a runaway. She was booked into the Hidalgo County jail Tuesday afternoon. Isidares Garcia told... more »
  • Authorities Await Autopsy Results to Identify Body Found in Las Milpas Play Video

    March 31, 2014 4:07 PM

    PHARR - Authorities are waiting for the results of an autopsy to help identify a body found near a canal in Pharr. The decomposing remains were found Saturday near the 200 block of Ruisenor Drive. Authorities believe the body may be that of Sandra Fiscal, 41. The woman... more »
  • Body Found in Pharr Near Las Milpas Play Video

    March 29, 2014 8:15 PM

    PHARR - A body has been found in Pharr, and police said they are working to find out if it is the body of a missing woman. The body was found on the 200 block of West Ruisenor. According to Pharr police, a passerby noticed the body in a... more »
  • Missing Teens Found in Mexico Play Video

    March 21, 2014 8:13 PM

    MONTE ALTO - Two mothers ventured into Mexico to look for their missing daughters. A day later, one of the women and her child are stuck in that country. The girls were missing for two days. One of the mothers told CHANNEL 5 NEWS they had been kidnapped and... more »
  • Police Search for Missing Woman Play Video

    March 17, 2014 4:21 PM

    PHARR - Police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing woman. Sandra Fiscal, 41, disappeared on March 8, officials said. Fiscal has two palm trees tattooed on her right leg. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. Anyone with information... more »
  • Mission Woman Searches for Missing Son Play Video

    January 23, 2014 8:11 PM

    MISSION - A Mission woman is asking for help to find her missing son. Blanca Gomez said her son, Joel Molina, disappeared eight months ago. Authorities say surveillance video caught images of the man and his friend crossing into Mexico. "At first, I wanted to go crazy ...... more »
  • Calif. Family Searching for Missing Relative in RGV Play Video

    January 9, 2014 1:03 PM

    MCALLEN - The search for a missing woman is leading a California family to the Rio Grande Valley. Sandra Yaneth Calderon reportedly crossed the border illegally in November and hasn't been seen or heard from since then. Her family told us the 26-year-old left El Salvador in June and... more »
  • Good Samaritan Helps Coast Guard Rescue Two Men

    January 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    CORPUS CHRISTI - A good Samaritan assisted the Coast Guard in saving two men, ages 45 and 24, near Redfish Bay in Port Aransas, Tuesday. At about 1:55 a.m., one of the men's wife called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi reporting that her husband had left on a fishing... more »
  • Family Hopes for Father's Quick Recovery

    December 27, 2013 7:14 PM

    ESCOBARES - An elderly man who was missing for almost three days and was found about 2 miles from his house is listed in critical at Mission's hospital. Ariel Moreno's son found him Thursday. The 83-year-old man was naked in a mechanic-shop pit, covered with a piece of plywood.... more »
  • Elderly Man in Critical Condition Play Video

    December 27, 2013 12:42 PM

    STARR COUNTY - An elderly man who was missing for almost three days was found naked in a hole covered with a piece of plywood. Ariel Moreno, 83, wandered away from his home on Christmas Eve. State officials issued a Silver Alert for the dementia patient. Escobares police... more »
  • Search Over for Missing Man

    December 26, 2013 9:54 PM

    STARR COUNTY-The search for an elderly man is over. Ariel Moreno was found Thursday after search efforts were sent out on Christmas Eve. The 83 year old man was found naked in a hole two miles from his home in Escobares. That hole was covered with a piece of... more »
  • Family Pleads for Help to Find Missing Father Play Video

    December 26, 2013 7:39 PM

    ESCOBARES - A Starr County family has expanded the search for their missing loved one south of the border. They worry that the inclement weather could further endanger their missing father. State officials issued a Silver Alert for Ariel Moreno, 83, of Escobares. Authorities said he went missing... more »
  • Family Intensifies Search for Missing Man Play Video

    December 26, 2013 5:22 PM

    ESCOBARES - A Starr County family worries that the inclement weather could further endanger their missing father. State officials issued a Silver Alert for Ariel Moreno, 83, of Escobares. Authorities said he went missing Tuesday from his home on Victor Road. Moreno's relatives are canvassing the area and... more »
  • Elderly Man Missing in Starr County Play Video

    December 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    STARR COUNTY - Authorities are searching for an elderly man who went missing Tuesday morning in Escobares. Ariel Moreno, 84, needs medical attention, his family said. He suffers from Alzheimer's and diabetes. Moreno was last seen outside his home in Escobares in the vicinity of Victoria Street. His... more »
  • Police Help Missing Teen Return Home Play Video

    December 9, 2013 8:28 PM

    EDINBURG - The lack of an identification card made it difficult for law enforcement officials to return a runaway teen to his home. Rene Martinez, 17, was reported missing Sunday. He walked away from his house after an argument with his mother. "The third time I checked on... more »
  • Old Flyers Cause Confusion in Case of Missing Palmview Man Play Video

    December 5, 2013 8:30 PM

    PALMVIEW - An old, missing-person flyer may have led to a confusion that kept a Palmview man from reuniting with his family for several hours. A Silver Alert was issued Monday for Nicolas Salas, when he disappeared. He's now back home safe. His family said they had to pick... more »
  • Family Wants Answers after Missing Man Held at International Bridge

    December 4, 2013 7:44 PM

    PALMVIEW - The family of an 80-year-old man who was reported missing wants answers. A Silver Alert was issued Monday for Nicolas Salas, when he disappeared. He's now back home safe. His family said they had to pick him up from the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge early Wednesday morning. The... more »
  • Search Continues for Harlingen Man Play Video

    November 26, 2013 8:52 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen man remains missing almost a month after being released from a psychiatric hospital in Brownsville. Stephanie Contreras said this is not the first time a person with a mental illness goes missing after leaving a Rio Grande Valley hospital. Contreras said she faced a similar... more »
  • Harlingen Man Now Missing for 2 Weeks Play Video

    November 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen family is holding onto hope, as they continue searching for their missing loved one. Ricardo Zamora disappeared after he was released from a Brownsville psychiatric unit two weeks ago. This morning, the 42-year-old's mother said she still hasn't seen or heard from him. Zamora... more »
  • Authorities Search for Missing Man in Cameron County Play Video

    November 7, 2013 3:43 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen family is worried about a missing man with a history of mental illness. They've been trying to find him for eight days, since he was released from a psychiatric unit. He's 42-year-old Ricardo Zamora. Zamora has a history of schizophrenia and other disorders. ... more »
  • Harlingen Police Searching for Missing Teen

    October 18, 2013 11:28 AM

    HARLINGEN - Harlingen police are searching for 13-year-old Alexandra Garcia. Her mother reported her missing last night. Police and her family are concerned for her welfare. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, tan Capri pants and black-and-white Jordan shoes. If you have information on her whereabouts, you're... more »
  • Weslaco ISD to Review Transportation Policies Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:45 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco Independent School District officials are conducting a review of their transportation policies after a 4-year-old boarded a bus she wasn't supposed to take. The panic-stricken mother demanded answers from school officials after she couldn't find her daughter when she went to pick her up at Roosevelt... more »
  • Search for Possible Injured Illegal Immigrant Play Video

    August 24, 2013 11:10 PM

    MISSION - A mutli-agency man hunt turned up empty. Law enforcement officials searched Saturday for an injured illegal, lost in the brush. Fighting the heat and the terrain Mission police, Mission fire and U.S. border patrol officers were in a race against time. Rescue workers believed a 29-year-old illegal... more »
  • Missing Woman Found in Mission Play Video

    August 22, 2013 4:22 PM

    MISSION - Authorities located an elderly woman who went missing Thursday morning. Obdulia Garcia, 70, wandered away from her home near Mayberry and Business 83 at 8:30 a.m. She was missing for about five hours. Authorities located her a few houses away from her home. Garcia suffers from... more »
  • Search Continues for Alzheimer's Patient in Edinburg Play Video

    July 23, 2013 4:29 PM

    EDINBURG - Authorities continue searching for a 90-year-old man who disappeared over the weekend in Edinburg. A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter is searching miles of brushy land for Ernesto Mendiola Salinas. Dive teams are scouring irrigation canals in search for Mendiola, officials said. Authorities said... more »
  • Silver Alert Issued for Edinburg Man Play Video

    July 22, 2013 7:36 PM

    EDINBURG - Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a man who went missing over the weekend in Edinburg. Bloodhounds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were brought to Edinburg to search for Ernesto Mendiola Salinas, 90. Authorities said Mendiola has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease... more »
  • Authorities Use Bloodhounds to Search for Missing Man Play Video

    July 22, 2013 4:19 PM

    EDINBURG - Authorities brought in bloodhounds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to search for a 90-year-old Alzheimer's patient in Edinburg. Authorities said Ernesto Mendiola Salinas has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease and heart problems. He went missing between 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.... more »
  • Guatemalan Woman Missing in Brooks County Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:21 PM

    WESLACO - A Guatemalan national is searching for answers after his mother disappeared while being smuggled into the United States through South Texas. The woman intended to reach Houston where she planned to reunite with her family. Pedro Llanes said his mother made it to Falfurrias. "All... more »
  • McAllen Native Missing in California

    July 15, 2013 7:27 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen resident is searching for answers after her son disappeared more than three months ago in California. Neal King, 29, was last seen near his home in Butte County. His girlfriend reported him missing on March 29. "It's been very hard. No answers ... nobody... more »
  • Silver Alert Issued for Houston-Area Man Play Video

    July 10, 2013 12:40 PM

    HOUSTON - A Silver Alert has been issued for an 81-year-old Fort Bend County resident. Kenneth Panton went missing at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weights about 155 pounds. Fort Bend County sheriff's investigators said Panton may be driving a silver,... more »
  • Teenager Goes Missing in San Benito Play Video

    July 10, 2013 12:30 PM

    SAN BENITO - Authorities are asking for help to find a teenager they say disappeared Monday afternoon in San Benito. Alondra Galvan, 15, could be in danger, police said. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call San Benito police at 956-361-3880. more »
  • Divers Join Search for Man Missing in Mission Play Video

    June 13, 2013 4:29 PM

    MISSION - Five agencies have joined the search for an elderly man who went missing over the weekend in Mission. Police said Modesto de la Rosa, 70, disappeared after he went for a walk on Saturday. A command center has been set up near Mile 2 and Los... more »
  • FBI Seeking Public's Help in Missing Marine Case Play Video

    June 4, 2013 9:06 AM

    WESLACO - The FBI is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the people responsible for kidnapping a former Marine, who's from the Rio Grande Valley. Armando Torres III, along with his father and uncle, was last seen on May 14. A relative told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the three... more »
  • Number of Missing People in Matamoros Growing

    May 30, 2013 12:46 PM

    MATAMOROS - The list of people missing in Matamoros continues to grow. The inside walls of a government building in Matamoros are covered with photos of people being sought by loved ones. Not all of the missing are Mexican citizens. The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros will not say how... more »
  • Three Hargill Residents Missing in Mexico Play Video

    May 28, 2013 4:25 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - Federal investigators continue their probe into the disappearance of three Hargill residents in Mexico. Authorities said one of the missing is U.S. Marine Armando Torres III. Torres, his father and uncle disappeared after crossing into Mexico on May 15 at the Los Indios international bridge.... more »
  • Mexico Special Police Unit to Search for Missing

    May 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    MEXICO CITY- Mexico's government says it has created a special investigative unit to search for missing people. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says the unit will include 12 federal investigators and a group of federal police agents as support. He said Monday the unit will be part of the Attorney... more »
  • Missing Man Found Dead in Matamoros

    May 27, 2013 8:12 PM

    HARLINGEN - A Harlingen mother is waiting to find out how her son died in Mexico. Ana Sanchez says her son, Polo Sanchez, went missing the day before Mother's Day. Sanchez said her greatest fear came true Sunday, when her son's body was found in Matamoros. His youngest brother... more »
  • Family of Missing Journalist Holds on to Hope Play Video

    May 20, 2013 7:46 PM

    WESLACO - The family of a missing South Texas journalist is holding on to hope one year after his disappearance in Mexico. Zane Alejandro Plemmons disappeared in Nuevo Laredo on May 21, 2012. His family said they never got answers from Mexican or American authorities. His sister, Lizanne... more »
  • Little Hope for Immigrant Missing in Brooks County

    May 16, 2013 8:40 PM

    WESLACO - Relatives of an illegal immigrant missing in Brooks County fear he will not be found alive. Pedro Lozano's girlfriend, Skyla Thomas, said he crossed the border on March 20. He was being smuggled from Mexico to Oklahoma, but he never made it to his destination. She said... more »
  • Immigrant Missing in Brooks County Play Video

    May 16, 2013 4:22 PM

    WESLACO - Relatives of an illegal immigrant being smuggled from Mexico to Oklahoma said he never made it to his destination. Pedro Lozano's girlfriend, Skyla Thomas, said he crossed the border on March 20. She said he called her from a stash house in McAllen. Thomas said Lozano... more »
  • Officials Gather New Evidence in Case of Missing Girl Play Video

    May 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County District Attorney's Office has new information linked to the disappearance of Abigail Estrada of Harlingen. Estrada went missing in 2007. The case is now a murder investigation. Police never found Estrada or her body. Investigators now submitted new evidence that could form a... more »
  • Valley Man Missing in Central Texas

    April 25, 2013 8:09 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Rio Grande Valley mental health patient has gone missing again in Central Texas. The man's relatives said they were taking him to a hospital in North Texas when he ran off from a convenience store where they stopped. Ricardo Spendler Jr. suffers from a bipolar disorder.... more »
  • Family Finds Missing Man

    March 9, 2013 10:41 PM

    HARLINGEN - A family is asking the state to step up after missing man is found away from home after more than a week. Justin Lawrence was found in Austin Friday night; he is diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder and Anxiety and needs medication. He left home more than a... more »
  • Police Search for Missing Man

    March 1, 2013 4:10 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - Authorities are searching for a man who went missing in Harlingen. Justin Lawrence may be in the Corpus Christi area, his wife said. Lawrence is bi-polar and suffers from anxiety, she said. The woman said Lawrence left home without his medication. She filed a missing... more »
  • Nuevo Laredo Police Chief Missing

    February 18, 2013 10:39 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The police chief of the violent Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is missing, authorities said Monday. Tamaulipas state prosecutors said they have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of Roberto Balmori Garza, police chief of the city across the border from Laredo, Texas. Tamaulipas prosecutors... more »
  • Body of Missing Woman Found

    February 2, 2013 9:33 PM

    Lyford - Autopsy is scheduled tomorrow for woman who went missing more than a week ago. Maria Guadalupe Hernandez's autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Hernandez's body was found Saturday afternoon by her father and brother in a brushy area outside Lyford city limits. Police are treating the case... more »
  • Texas Rangers Join Search for Lyford Woman

    February 1, 2013 10:32 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - The Texas Rangers have joined the search for a missing Lyford woman. Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, 41, went missing on Jan. 23. when she went out for a walk. Her father, Juan Hernandez, was the last one to see her before her disappearance. She lived in... more »
  • Winter Texan Searching for Missing RV

    January 30, 2013 10:44 PM

    McALLEN -Winter Texan Frank Wadge is frantically searching for his home. He parked his RV in a mobile home park three days ago, but he can't remember which park. Wadge said his main concern is his medications. He has gone three days without them. "I'm feeling it a... more »
  • Search Continues for Lyford Woman

    January 28, 2013 5:39 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - The search continues for a 41-year-old woman who disappeared on Thursday from Lyford. Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, 41, is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants and... more »
  • Family Gets News from Missing Teen

    January 28, 2013 5:37 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - A Harlingen family has finally received news from their missing daughter. Still, they don't know her whereabouts. Police said Daniela Diaz Arellano, 17, went missing Saturday after she drove to Valle Vista Mall in Harlingen. Officials say she may be in Mexico. Diaz remains listed... more »
  • Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Accident Charged

    January 27, 2013 10:42 PM

    ALAMO - The driver responsible for a deadly auto-pedestrian accident has been charged. Jaime Perez has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, his third D.W.I. and accident involving death. Investigators told CHANNEL 5 NEWS a Ford F-150 hit the victim as he was walking along Business 83. The victim later died... more »
  • Harlingen Teen Goes Missing While Shopping

    January 27, 2013 10:41 PM

    Harlingen - A high school student goes missing after going shopping. The teen is 17-year-old Daniella Diaz Arellano she went missing Saturday. Family members tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS she went shopping and never came home. Arellano's vehicle was found later at the Valle Vista Mall in Harlingen. She is... more »
  • Body found in canal

    January 27, 2013 10:36 AM

    MISSION - Authorities are waiting on autopsy results after finding a body in a canal. The body was pulled out of the water last night near the intersection of 495 and Los Ebanos in mission. This is the same area where a 17-year-old disappeared last month. Aaron Juan Garcia was... more »
  • No Identity for Auto-Pedestrian Victim

    January 26, 2013 11:08 PM

    ALAMO - Police are looking for information leading to the identity of a auto-pedestrian victim. The driver of the vehicle turned himself in an hour after the early morning accident on 400 Business 83 near Tower Road. Investigators say it happened after the driver of a truck crashed into... more »
  • Police Searching for Missing Woman

    January 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    LYFORD - Police are looking for a woman suffering from medical illnesses who went missing. The family reported 41-year-old Maria Guadalupe Hernandez missing January 23rd. Hernandez reportedly suffers from depression and anxiety. Lyford Police say she purchased a weapon just before she went missing. Lyford Police and Willacy... more »
  • Family Continues Search for Missing Man

    January 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A family in Brownsville continues searching for answers after their relative went missing while trying to enter the country illegally. Belinda Ayala on Monday said her 39-year-old cousin Mario Martin was supposed to swim across the Rio Grande last weekend. The family has not heard from him... more »
  • Police Consider Draining Canal to Search for Teen

    January 21, 2013 7:33 PM

    MISSION - The search continues for a 17-year-old who went missing more than a month ago in Mission. Aaron Juan Garcia disappeared on Dec. 6. He was last seen walking near a canal on FM 495 and Los Ebanos Road. His family waited almost a month before reporting his... more »
  • Man Goes Missing After Attempting to Cross River

    January 21, 2013 5:23 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - A Brownsville woman is searching for answers after her cousin went missing while trying to enter the country illegally. Belinda Ayala said her 39-year-old cousin Mario Martin was supposed to swim across the Rio Grande last weekend. The family has not heard from him since then.... more »
  • Search Continues for Missing Mission Teen

    January 18, 2013 7:18 PM

    MISSION - Investigators will hold off on draining a canal as part of their search for a teenager missing for more than six weeks. Aaron Juan Garcia, 17, was last seen Dec. 6 south of FM 495 and Los Ebanos Road. He was reportedly walking along the banks of... more »
  • Family Desperate for News from Missing Son

    January 17, 2013 10:41 PM

    MISSION - A family is asking the public for help in finding their teenage son. Aaron Juan Garcia, 17, went missing more than a month ago after he walked away from his home on Washington Avenue in Mission. He was last seen near a canal on Dec. 6. ... more »
  • Police Search for Missing Teenager

    January 17, 2013 4:19 PM

    MISSION - Police are asking for help in locating a 17-year-old who went missing from his home in Mission. Aaron Juan Garcia has been missing for six weeks, officials said. Police said he was last seen at his home on the 2100 block of Washington Street. Anyone with... more »

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