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Billy Joe Lankford has gone missing

August 2, 2023

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for an elderly man who has gone missing from his home and is likely in his car. 


Billy Joe Lankford, 89 years of age, 5 foot 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, of Gilmer, is believed to have left his home in the 7000 block of East Hwy 154 near FM 1650 east of Gilmer. He may have left his home during the night on this date. His clothing description is unknown. 


Mr. Lankford is likely with his vehicle, which is also missing from the home. The vehicle is a white Honda Crosstour with Texas license plate # G L J 0 4 2 4.


Mr. Lankford is believed to suffer from some mental impairment. 


If anyone has knowledge that can assist us in locating Mr. Lankford, please contact the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 903-680-8271 or call 911.


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