BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – The National Park Service, Big Bend National Park and the Federal Bureau of Investigation El Paso Field Office, Alpine Resident Agency Office, are seeking information on a missing Fort Stockton man and his daughter.

Big Bend National Park authorities searching for missing man, child

Hector Flores Jr., 49, and his 9-year-old daughter Luna Flores were last seen on Jan. 28 after traveling from Fort Stockton to Big Bend National Park in his blue 2005 Dodge 1500 truck, according to a press release from Big Bend National Park.

Flores’ truck was found abandoned along the northern end of the remote Old Ore Road with many of their personal belongings inside, according to the press release. Authorities believe they may be traveling on foot and may not have the proper clothing or equipment to camp inside the park.Flores is 5-foot-9 with black hair, brown eyes and approximately 150 pounds. Luna has black hair and brown eyes. They both have family in San Antonio.Search teams are hiking the area, driving the country roads and searching from the air. Searchers from the NPS, the NPS Investigative Services Branch, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Texas Department of Public Safety are involved in the search.

Investigators believe they may still be in Big Bend National Park.The public is urged to call the FBI Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) with any information. Tips can also be submitted online at Individuals who provide information may remain anonymous.

Written ByMercedes Cordero

Mercedes Cordero is the online editor for the Midland Reporter-Telegram and the Plainview Herald.