Sheriff's Office Search And Rescue Locate Missing 70 Year Old Man
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
On 06-13-14 at about 12:20pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a missing person call at the 1200 block of Maguire in east El Paso County. Deputies quickly learned that 70 year old Juan De La Riva who suffered from dementia and diabetes had walked away from his home. He was last seen at about 11:00 am. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate Mr. De La Riva. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was called to the scene and a Silver Alert was activated. The Search and Rescue Team searched the surrounding area to include the desert with the use of ATVs. At about 8:00pm, almost nine hours after Mr. De La Riva went missing, Search and Rescue Team members located him in the desert area about a mile and a half away from his home. He was dehydrated and had minor injuries to his feet. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.