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Public's Help Sought in Locating Missing Elderly Man

August 17, 2011 - Houston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly man.

James Baker, 72, was discovered missing from the “The Center” at 3550 West Dallas about 4 a.m. today (Aug. 17).

“The Center” is an assisted living facility.  It is believed Mr. Baker wandered away of his own free will.

Baker is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with hazel green eyes and grey hair.  He speaks with a slur and walks with a forward stoop.  It is unknown what clothing Baker was wearing at the time of his disappearance, however he usually prefers to wear blue jeans and a button down shirt.  A photo of Baker is attached to this news release.

Anyone with information about Baker’s whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Missing Persons Unit at 713-731-5223. 

James Baker

James Baker

KJS/VHS  8-17-11


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.