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12/9/06-Smith County

Volunteers Search For Missing Dallas Man With Alzheimer's

Volunteers from across Texas came together Saturday to search for Mitchell "Pie" Buchanan, a Dallas man who's been missing for more than a month.  He went missing October 24th after leaving a Dallas hospital.  

Buchanan suffers from Alzheimer's and family members say they believe he came to East Texas because he has relatives here.   A couple of days after he went missing, Buchanan's truck was found at the intersection of Interstate 20 and FM 14. That is where today's search took place.  

More than 60 volunteers from the community and United Response Search and Rescue Team spent the day looking for Buchanan. They focused on the woods near I-20 where his car was found. One of Buchanan's daughters decided to be a part of the search as well.  

"I felt like somebody from the family needed to come and since I'm the only one that lives here close, and I'm from the country, so I can walk in the woods," said Questera Buchanan, Mitchell's daughter. "I want some closure. I really do. If he's not in the woods, then maybe he's somewhere else. We just kind of need to know what's going on."    

Volunteers searched until about 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, but did not find anything. The United Response Search and Rescue team says it will plan another search in the near future if needed.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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