Thursday, June 7, 2012 , Updated 10:58 a.m., June 8, 2012
UPDATED: Dallas artist Frankie Garcia has been found
The search has been called off.
UPDATE: A Dallas artist named Frankie Garcia III has been missing since May 31, but a detective says that he has been located, according to Garcia's father. The search has been called off.
Garcia is believed to be with his family in Cockrell Hill, said Taber Wetz, owner of Rising Gallery, where Garcia worked.
"We're glad he's home," said Wetz.
The family wants Garcia removed from the missing persons list, but Detective David Landers said he won't do that until they learn more. Landers confirmed that a missing persons report was filed June 6 by Garcia's father.
So far, we do not know why Garcia disappeared.
The creative director of Rising Gallery in Dallas has been missing since May 31. Frankie Garcia III is believed to have been dropped off at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Rising Gallery; he was there helping with an exhibition called Project 7x7.
Members of the Dallas art community have taken to Facebook to gather information about where Garcia might be. His last post on Facebook was "please join us" with a link to a meet and greet at Gallery at Midtown. Friends and family seem concerned because he's expected at an event on Saturday, June 9.
Friends posted things like "I'm praying for you, I hope you're OK." FrontRow alluded to the fact that Garcia may have "decided to check out for a little while," but his posts from his friends and family don't indicate that he's just taking time away.
Audra Sewell-Noblique, of Art Professionals of Texas, said in an email that Garcia's personal laptop and iPad are still in the art gallery, according to Glasstire. "This is not indicative of him," Sewell-Noblique wrote.
The detective handling the case was not available, but we will update you when he calls back.
Anyone with information about Garcia's whereabouts is asked to call Rising Gallery at 214-559-4158.
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