Williamson County deputies ask for help in finding missing man last seen near Granger

Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Williamson County deputies keep searching for a missing Austin man last seen earlier this week near Granger.

Mark Yarbrough, 63, went missing Monday at about 5 a.m. near County Roads 327 and 161, and deputies in Williamson County said they have not received any tips from the public so far.

Deputies said they believe he was traveling to a destination in the area when his car malfunctioned.

According to the sheriff’s office, his friends reported him missing, and deputies have since recovered his vehicle, keys and wallet. The items were found on his friend’s property.

Since he’s from east Austin, deputies said he is unfamiliar with rural Williamson County, and they believe he is danger due to his poor eyesight and medical conditions. Deputies said they found Yarbrough’s prescription eyeglasses.

Mark Yarbrough (Photo from WCSO)

He has no mode of transportation, the sheriff’s office said, and he’s possibly been outside in the heat without food, water or a phone for several days.

Currently, the sheriff’s office said it’s utilizing a detailed grid search to comb through 560 to 600 acres of land.

Team Texas K9s, Texas Search and Rescue, Texas EquuSearch and aviation units from the Austin Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety are helping with the search.

Yarbrough is described as 5 foot 11 inches tall. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored shirt and tennis shoes.

If you see him or know where he is, deputies ask you to call the Williamson County Criminal Investigations Division at (512) 864-8344.

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