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Missing Austin man found safe in Houston

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 12:23:14-04

UPDATE: A missing Austin man has been located by the Houston Police Department.

According to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, 81-year-old Robert Lightfoot is safe and family is en route to pick him up.

Lightfoot had reportedly traveled to Pitkin over the weekend for a family reunion and did not make it home to Austin, Texas.

The Sheriff's Office shared their thanks with those who shared the post looking for Mr. Lightfoot.


The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Robert Lightfoot, age 81, of Austin, Texas.

Mr. Lightfoot travelled to Pitkin yesterday for a family reunion. He departed Horace Johnson Road at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday to return to Austin, Texas.

Mr. Lightfoot has failed to return home. Lightfoot is driving a 2009 Toyota Sienna SUV, white in color, bearing Texas license plate # BX7R44.

VPSO is attempting to verify his safety and well-being.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact VPSO immediately at 337-238-1311.

Here are some photos of Mr. Lightfoot and a vehicle which resembles the one he's driving: