The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information in reference to a missing man, Larry Wayne Bennett, 55 years of age, last believed to have been around Sugar Loaf Mountain on June 9th. Family members contacted the Sheriff’s Office on June 22nd when they were unable to contact Mr. Bennett after repeated efforts. The Sheriff’s Office was aware that Mr. Bennett’s vehicle was left parked along a rural County Road near Sugar Loaf Mountain in eastern Milam County around the time that he had last been heard from. Based on the information we have so far, the Sheriff’s Office is concentrating their efforts on and around Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Milam County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted today by Search Dog Network out of Bryan Texas. Search Dog Network is a volunteer group specializing in Search and Rescue incidents utilizing dogs specially trained in locating missing persons. Teams searched the rough and thickly wooded terrain for just over five hours but were unsuccessful in locating Mr. Bennett. The search was suspended due to the high temperatures taking a toll on personnel assisting in the search. Search Dog Network teams will resume their search on Saturday with additional members and hope to be able to canvass the entire search area.
The Milam County Sheriff’s Office would like any persons who may have seen or spoken to Mr. Larry Bennett since June 8th to please contact Chief Deputy Chris White at 254-697-7033. Although foul play is not suspected at this time, it cannot be completely ruled out. For that reason we are hoping to obtain information from someone in the community or surrounding areas who might know about Mr. Bennett or his whereabouts. If anyone has any information and would like to remain anonymous they can contact Milam County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477)