Tyler man missing since Monday, family asking for help finding him

Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 14:58 - Written by EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com


A Tyler man has been missing since Monday and his family is asking for all the help they can get to bring him home.

Brandon Harward, 32, was last seen walking west on Shiloh Road about 2 p.m. Monday.

He is 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, is blond-haired and balding, and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with blue jeans and black dress shoes.

Harward is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, which is an autism spectrum disorder.

He moved to Tyler more than two months ago and worked at Walmart on Troup Highway near Shiloh Road and lived in an apartment on Shiloh Road.

He left without any of his belongings including his bicycle, wallet, phone and keys.

“He’s not thinking because he never would have left any of those things behind,” his mother, Celeste Robison, said. “He’s in a breakdown mode. He’s completely lost and without any money and maybe not even the knowledge of how to get home. We need to find him. He can’t find us. We need to find him.”

Harward has ties to Utah, particularly the Salt Lake City area, and may be trying to travel to Mexico based on an interaction he had with someone prior to going missing.

If anyone encounters Harward or has information about where he is or may be going, please call 911. A missing person’s report has been filed with the Tyler Police Department and they are aware of his disappearance.



Community Search

If you would like to help search for Brandon Harward, a group is meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1617 Shiloh Road in Tyler.