Authorities locate missing man in Angelina County

Authorities locate missing man in Angelina County
Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office Facebook page (Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office Facebook page)

Angelina County, Texas (KTRE) - A man who went missing in Angelina County has been found by authorities.

ACSO Captain Alton Lenderman said Travis Melancon’s GMC pickup was found abandoned off Highway 69 around midnight Saturday/Sunday and added that they had reason to believe the man went into the nearby wooded area.

Pictured is Travis Melancon who went missing in Angelina County over the weekend. He has since been found. (Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office)
Pictured is Travis Melancon who went missing in Angelina County over the weekend. He has since been found. (Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office)

The ACSO spokeswoman said that Melancon had last been seen leaving his residence in Beaumont at about 3 p.m. on Friday. At the time, he said he was going to the store.

Lenderman said the sheriff’s office got a welfare concern about Melancon later on Saturday.

In addition to the ACSO deputies, U.S. Forest Service Personnel, a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens also assisted in the search. The ACSO spokeswoman said that Texas Department of Criminal Justice search dogs assisted in the search for Melancon yesterday.

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