Local Man Still Missing After a Week

Diego Antonio Garcia | Image by McKinney Police Department

The McKinney Police Department is continuing its search for a 24-year-old man who disappeared more than one week ago.

The McKinney PD announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Diego Antonio Garcia went missing on May 25. The post said Garcia left his home on foot that day to visit a local RaceTrac gas station and a McDonald’s.

Officials reported that Garcia had left the residence without his phone or wallet.

On Thursday, police issued an update with security footage of Garcia. They said he was last seen in Lancaster around 7:30 p.m. on Monday near the intersection of S. Dallas Avenue and E. Belt Line Rd.

“Staff from Country View Golf Course made contact with him and say he appeared disoriented,” McKinney Police Department said in the Facebook post. “He was then seen going between the golf course and a nearby park across the street.”

Sanchez’s mother, Holli Sanchez Garcia, told NBC DFW that her son has mental health issues, including autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The elder Garcia said that while it was customary for Diego to visit the RaceTrac, she was concerned after hours went by with no contact from him.

“I told my husband. I said, ‘Honey, something’s not right. This isn’t Diego,’” Holli Garcia said, according to NBC DFW.

Garcia’s mother said she is hopeful her son will contact her and said he poses no risk to citizens should they encounter him. Holli Garcia hoped that Diego might attempt to speak to someone and ask to use their phone to call her.

“I keep telling myself he’s coming home,” she said.

Diego Garcia was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants, a pair of black Vans shoes, and a baby blue and white camouflage neck gaiter.

Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Moore of the McKinney Police Department at (972) 547-2773.

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