71 year old man missing from Bethany, Texas

PANOLA COUNTY, TEXAS. SEPTEMBER 19, 2020. ALL POINTS BULLETIN. WELFARE CONCERN. HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PERSON? That is the question sheriff's deputies in Texas ask as they continue to search for a man who was last seen in late July 2020.

Authorities report that the family of 71 year old Forest Lavelle Anderson contacted the Panola County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in attempting to obtain information about his possible death.

It was reported to investigators that the family had received notification on social media that Mr. Anderson had possibly passed away at an unknown hospital from complications of COVID-19.


After speaking to neighbors and business in the area of Mr. Anderson’s residence, it was determined that he was last seen at a residence in Caddo Parish, Louisiana the week of July 12, 2020.

Investigators attempted to seek obituary notices, death records, hospital records as well as any unidentified deceased individuals in both East Texas and Western Louisiana, but no confirmation of his death could be determined.

The map above in the link is the general area where Forest was reported missing. Please note that the map is automatically generated from Google and the blue and red markers on the map are local landmarks and businesses created by Google. The red and blue markers are not an indication of an exact location of where someone went missing.

Due to Mr. Anderson last being seen in Louisiana, the focus of the investigation has been shifted to that area with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities describe Forest as a 71 year old black male with black hair and brown eyes.

He stands 6 feet 0 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

In addition, he is known to go by the nicknames Farest Anderson and "Wolf."

Forest has a slim build and was last seen wearing a blue and purple checkered button up shirt and jeans.

It is reported that he left a residence on County Road 329 walking towards Bethany, Louisiana.

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If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Forest Lavelle Anderson, contact the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 675-2170 or the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 693-0333.


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WELFARE CONCERN Have You Seen This Person? Forest Lavelle Anderson DOB: 02/27/1949 B/M, 6’ tall, Approximately 160...

Posted by Panola County Texas Sheriff's Office on Thursday, August 20, 2020