Authorities are investigating a car found in the Trinity River in Dallas last week that might be connected to the disappearance of an 84-year-old man from North Richland Hills.
Dallas-Fire Rescue got a report of a small white car being driven into floodwaters about 10:20 a.m. Feb. 21, near Interstate 45 and East Ledbetter Drive in southeast Dallas.
About an hour earlier that same day, worried relatives of James Booth, who may be in the early stages of dementia, asked for help from police after he left his home, said North Richland Hills police spokeswoman Carissa Katekaru.
He was reported to be driving his white Toyota Corolla with Texas plates JHC-2212. A Silver Alert was issued Feb. 22.
"We're investigating it as a possible lead since the information we received was that it was a small white car, which is similar to the description of the vehicle we've been looking for," Katekaru said. "We're trying to figure out the logistics and are working on a plan to remove the vehicle from the river. But we're still holding out hope."
Anyone with information on Booth is asked to call police at 817-281-1000.