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Published on May 24, 2024
Houston Authorities Issue CLEAR Alert for Missing 22-Year-Old with DementiaSource: X/TX Center 4 Missing

The Texas Center for the Missing has issued a CLEAR Alert for Cristain Miguel, a 22-year-old diagnosed with dementia who was last seen in Houston on the morning of May 21st. The alert, disseminated by the Houston Police Department, signals that authorities believe Miguel is in immediate danger.

Miguel was reported missing from 10800 S. Post Oak Rd, Houston, 77035, after being last spotted at around 11 a.m. He was described as wearing a light blue jacket, and black pants at the time of his disappearance. With his medical condition, the urgency to locate him is dire.

The CLEAR Alert—an acronym for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue—is a system specifically designed to aid in the search for missing adults who are in peril, bridging the gap where Amber and Silver alerts do not apply. It is triggered when adults, particularly those with impaired mental capacity, vanish under circumstances that indicate their health and safety are at risk.

Authorities are reaching out to the public, asking anyone with information on Miguel's whereabouts to come forward. The Houston Police Department can be reached at 832-394-1840, said the announcement. The search intensifies as time is of paramount importance in missing person cases, especially when the individual suffers from a mental health disorder like dementia.