Despite rain, larger search effort to locate missing Fresno man underway, authorities say

Fresno County Sheriff's Office

A total of 95 people are actively searching Saturday for 86-year-old Ulysses Carr, who has been missing since Nov. 25 after going for a walk in southwest Fresno, Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Tony Botti said Saturday afternoon.

Neighboring counties sent additional resources for the expanded search efforts, which started at 9 a.m. The resources include more search and rescue members and dogs.

Searchers continued their work amid an ongoing storm that by Saturday morning had brought 0.54 inches of rain in the past 12 hours to the Fresno area. Rain is expected to continue to fall into Monday.

As of Saturday afternoon, about five hours after the search began, there was still no update on Carr’s whereabouts, according to Botti.

Saturday marks the ninth day of efforts by personnel from sheriff’s offices in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties. Teams had searched 20 square miles, according to a late Friday update from Botti.

“Most of the terrain consists of vineyards, orchards and open fields,” Botti said in the update. “Searchers have reviewed numerous surveillance cameras in the area and followed up on tips from citizens of possible sightings, but nothing has panned out.”

Carr, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, was last seen at 8 a.m. Nov. 25, when he left his home for a walk near West Muscat and South Valentine avenues in southwest Fresno. He takes daily walks that usually span two to three miles.

Carr is described as Black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 160 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gray “Croc” shoes.

Anyone who recalls seeing someone resembling Carr, or anyone who may have given him a ride somewhere, is asked to call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 559-600-3111.