League City police searching for missing Alzheimer's patient

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - The League City Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 82-year-old League City man who went missing on Friday.  Ervin Brittnacher was last seen in the 3000 block of McFarland Road.

It has been five days since Brittnacher went missing from his Alvin home, and family and friends are desperately trying to find him.

"We got fliers out everywhere, and he wasn't driving. He was walking," Mark Brittnacher, his son said.

Mark Brittnacher said he last saw his father Thursday.

"He was doing good," he said. "He ate and has been doing good. Takes his pills and eats."

But when Mark Brittnacher showed up last Friday, Ervin Brittnacher, who suffers from Alzheimer's and a heart condition, was gone.

"Haven't heard anything or seen anything, so we're getting the fliers out, hoping someone will give us some information," Mark Brittnacher said. "We'd appreciate it."

Ervin Brittnacher is a retired cowboy in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

"He did rodeo for years," Mark Brittnacher said. "Roped bulls and bucket horses in the 50s and 60s. He has been a cowboy most of his life."

Crews have searched about a 20-mile radius around his house but still no sign.

Anyone with information on Ervin Brittnacher's whereabouts is asked to call the League City Police Department.

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