Silver Alert issued for missing San Benito resident

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Juan Chavez Carrillo

The San Benito Police Department announced Monday that a reward is being offered as the search for Juan Chavez Carrillo continues.

Carrillo was reported missing on July 18.

“A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his discovery or return home,” the department wrote on Facebook.

“Help us in the efforts to bring him home safe to his family.”

San Benito police said any information can be submitted at


SAN BENITO — Juan Chavez Carrillo, a San Benito resident, was reported missing on July 18 to the San Benito Police Department by family members, according to a police press release.

An active Silver Alert has been issued for Carrillo by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Carrillo is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between 125 to 145 pounds, according to the release.

He was last seen July 18 at around 8 a.m. and was believed to have left his home in the area of 1100 North Shore Dr. riding a purple colored bicycle towards an unknown location.

He was described as wearing a black veteran’s hat, a long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

According to the release, Carrillo suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is considered to be a risk to himself if left alone.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the San Benito Police Department’s investigations team at (956) 361-3880 or Lieutenant Eloy Martinez at extension 404.