Update from Lubbock Police:

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, the family of Celestino Rodriguez, 79, reported him missing to the Slaton Police Department.  After their initial investigation, Slaton Police Department activated a Silver Alert on Monday, August 5, 2019.  On Wednesday, August 7, Slaton Police requested assistance from the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.  It was agreed that the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit would have the necessary resources to continue the investigation and they assumed the case and are working alongside the Texas Rangers. 

At approximately 5:00 p.m. yesterday, Mr. Rodriguez’s vehicle was located in Temple, Texas by a Milam County Sheriff’s deputy.  The vehicle was located unoccupied. As a result of the vehicle being located, the Silver Alert was canceled.  This case is still being investigated as a missing person by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit.