It has been more than a year since the family of 42-year-old Dane Lee Hubbard has heard from or seen him, and his father, Dan Hubbard, hopes a cash reward will bring new leads.
"I'm just begging for help," Dan Hubbard said, "and I know other people out there are going through the same thing. I'm looking to the heart of the people to work with the police department and come forth."
Dane Hubbard was reported missing on Aug. 16 after a relative came into the Lubbock Police Department to file a report after not hearing from him since March 2016, according to an LPD news release.
The relative, the release states, told police Dan has "diminished mental capacity and they fear he could be in danger."
Lubbock police spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt said he was last seen by a friend on May 24 and his phone was last used on May 30.
According to an LPD statement released on Thursday, Dane was last seen riding a bicycle in the 2400 block of 34th Street.
Pelt said Dane did have a history of being a transient, moving from place to place, which has made it difficult to identify all those who may have come in contact with him.
There is no evidence that suggest he's deceased, Pelt said.
In an effort to bring awareness to the case, his father is visiting Lubbock from the Dallas area, introducing a new "missing/deceased poster."
After many years of service, the retired law enforcement officer said he never thought he would be a victim of crime.
Turning to the public for help, he said he appreciates any and all tips leading to the recovery of his son.
Prior to the disappearance, he said his son was living in a camper trailer behind a residence in the 4600 block of 35th Street.
Pelt said that detectives have been working actively on this case since it was reported, but detectives have exhausted all leads and tips.
Investigators with the LPD Persons Crimes Unit have questioned numerous people, including family members, friends and acquaintances.
"Any tips or leads that have come in," Pelt said, "our detectives have followed up on it. At this point, we really just need new information to help go forward with the case."
The updated release also states investigators have followed up on places he would frequent, and have even traveled to other cities following tips.
The poster, which is being placed around Lubbock by Dane Hubbard's family, lists his information as missing since March 1, 2016.
He is described as a Caucasian male, with brown hair, hazel eyes, 5-feet-11 and weighing 180 pounds.
According to the initial LPD release, Dane Hubbard also has an "ACDC" tattoo on his upper-right arm and a "KISS" tattoo on his upper-left arm.
The reward is listed as $2,500.
Anyone with information leading to the recovery or finding of Dane Lee Hubbard is urged to call Crime Line at 741-1000.
Callers may remain anonymous.
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