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FOUND: 71-year-old Bee County man with dementia, Parkinson's Disease

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 19:26:43-05


The Bee County Sheriff's Office announced that 71-year-old Juan Jose Duenez has been found.

Duenez vehicle was found on a local rancher's property. When the rancher noticed the vehicle, he contacted law enforcement.

Bee County officials said in a Facebook post that it was a group effort to reach Mr. Duenez. While some units were able to reach Duenez, paramedics and ambulance crews were not able to as the area in the ranch was covered in mud and wet spots. Halo Flight was called to reach the 71-year-old, who was then taken to Corpus Christi for treatment, as he suffered injuries from driving though the brush.

"The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank every one that assisted in the search and rescue efforts."


A Silver Alert was issued for Juan Jose Duenez, a 71-year-old Bee County man with early-onset dementia and Parkinson's Disease, among other medical conditions.

He is 5-10 with grey hair, brown eyes and weighs 184 lbs.

He was last seen leaving his home at 6:30 p.m. Monday, and the last known contact with Duenez was at 8:30 p.m. that day.

He was last seen wearing Wrangler blue jeans, a grey T-shirt, suspenders and glasses and drives a grey 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.

He is known to spend time in San Patricio county and southern Bee county. Anyone who sees Duenez or his vehicle is asked to call the Bee Co. Sheriff's Office at (361) 362-3221.