Police Searching For Trucker Who Went Missing Near U.S./Mexico Border

Laredo, TX – Authorities in Laredo are asking for  help in finding a trucker who went missing six weeks ago.

According to a release on Friday, the Laredo Police Department (LPD) is asking for help in locating 50-year-old truck driver David Earl Hartke.

The LPD says Hartke was last seen on August 14 and is believed to have gone missing near the U.S./Mexico border.

A family member reportedly said Hartke had just collected a settlement check from a car accident.


Hartke has a light complexion, is approximately 5’8” in height, weighs approximately 170 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Authorities did not say if foul play is suspected.

If you have seen Hartke or have any information about his disappearance or whereabouts, you are urged to call the LPD at (956) 795-2800.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Laredo Crime Stoppers at (956) 727-TIPS.




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