Grand Prairie man reported missing from group home

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Authorities resumed their search Thursday morning for a missing 38-year-old man who has a brain injury and walked away from a group home in Grand Prairie early Wednesday.

Police were called to the home in the 2900 block of Volturno Drive at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The neighborhood is near the west shore of Joe Pool Lake.

They were told that Cody Derrick walked away in his pajamas and had not returned, said Detective Lyle Gensler, a police spokesman.

“Mr. Derrick is a resident at the group home due to a brain injury from an accident,” Gensler said. “He suffers memory loss and has unsteady balance.”

Derrick is white with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

“He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and blue-and-white pajama pants,” Gensler said.

Anyone who sees him should call police at 972-237-8877, Gensler said.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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