BALLINGER - The family of Gabriel Padron, who has been missing since Feb. 9, is heartsick and extremely concerned about the 74-year old, who has severe health issues.

BALLINGER - The family of Gabriel Padron, who has been missing since Feb. 9, is heartsick and extremely concerned about the 74-year old, who has severe health issues.

The Ballinger Police Department are still searching for Padron who was reported missing by his family on Friday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.

On Monday, family members said they have contact hospitals all the way to Houston, looking for Padron, who according to a witness report, was seen getting into a vehicle at a convenience store on Broadway the day he went missing.

Padron was last seen at 11:30 a.m. at 1205 Largent Ave. wearing khaki pants, a black jacket and a cowboy hat. Family members said he routinely walked to the Shortstop and Allsup's on Broadway Ave.

“He was also wearing grey tennis shoes,” said his niece, Mary Veras, who he has lived with for the past five months.

Padron never returned from taking out the trash, Veras said.

Ballinger Police Chief Stan Maresch said Padron has still not been located more than two weeks after being reported missing by his family.

"We have not received any other leads," Maresch said.

Padron’s son Jose Louis Padron and his wife Elia, are extremely worried about him.

“He is a brittle diabetic and is deaf and has a difficult time seeing,” Elia Padron said through a translator.

A Sliver Alert was not issued because Padron has not been medically diagnosed with dementia.

Elia Padron said he has had “memory issues” twice in the last year where he did not remember where he lived.

The family is very afraid he has no idea where he is or how to get home and all said they hope if he sees any notifications, he will contact them.

“Let us know where you are and we will come get you and bring you home,” Elia Padron said.

The case has been reported to the Texas Rangers and additional air searches have been conducted.

Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres said he has enlisted the assistance of the Texas Rangers and two weeks ago, DPS aircraft searched for him again, around the Colorado River.

"I had them make several passes over the river but they came up with nothing," Squyres said. Padron has been listed on the statewide Missing Person's network.

The Ballinger Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, Runnels County Sheriff's Office and the Winters Police Department participated in the search. Ballinger police received several calls the day he was reported missing referencing sightings of Padron locally, in Clyde and as far away as Troupe Texas, near Tyler. However, no leads have come in since.

Police have received word of a cell phone "ping" near Troupe, Texas which is near Tyler.

Prior to moving to Ballinger, Padron had lived in the Dallas area, his family reported.

Please contact the Ballinger Police Department at 325-365-3591 with any information on his whereabouts.