A 54-year-old Cleveland area man remains missing and endangered on Monday. Larry Richard Baker, Sr. suffers from multiple serious health problems including high blood pressure, multiple strokes and the beginning stages of dementia.
Baker, who lives near the intersection of Plum Grove Road (FM 1010) and CR 325 was last seen Thursday night by his sister who lives on the same property when she took food to him.
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Police think Baker left home between 1 and 2 a.m., wears white tennis shoes w/ blue trim every day. The family says he cannot walk far without stopping to rest. However, a member of Texas Equusearch pointed out that in the past someone who was said to be unable to walk very far had walked 27 miles from home by the time he was found.
The family was uncertain what direction Baker might have gone. He worked at a nearby store until suffering a stroke last July and it was suggested he might have headed that direction. Unfortunately, that lead did not pan out, nor did any others.
At 11:24 Friday morning, the Cleveland Fire Department was dispatched to assist Liberty County Sheriff’s Department in the search. They were also assisted by Plum Grove Firefighters.
Dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were also used in the search. At least one body of water was searched Friday with no results. At nightfall, the search was suspended and resumed on Saturday, with the same results.
Texas Equusearch has also become involved. Here’s a link to their page with additional information and a downloadable poster: Texas Equusearch – Baker
Baker is described at 5′ 11″, 150 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes and a moustache.
Anyone who finds Baker should contact nearby law enforcement.