Updated March 23, 2015: The search for Robert Cricks has ended. Rest in Peace Mr. Robert Cricks
Robert Cricks is a U.S. Army Veteran who was last seen around 2:42 AM on Thursday March 19, 2015 as he drove away from a McDonald’s restaurant in Temecula, California. Robert Cricks and his wife stopped at a McDonalds in Temecula near the intersection of Winchester Road and Murrieta Hot Springs Road. While his wife went inside the restaurant, Robert Cricks stayed in the running vehicle. His wife then observed Robert Cricks driving away from the restaurant towards the city of Temecula. Robert Cricks suffers from severe dementia and was not in posession of a cellular phone. Robert Cricks also does not have any financial means with him such as credit cards or cash.
According to the wife of Robert Cricks, he is unfamiliar with the area and is unable to locate his home or any other familiar destination. The vehicle that Robert Cricks was seen driving away in is a 2007 silver in color Infinity G35 sedan with a California Disabled License Plate “2304Y dp”. Robert’s wife took the key fob for the vehicle when she entered the restaurant. The vehicle is designed to remain running without the key fob, but once the vehicle is turned off, it cannot be started again without the key fob. On March 23, 2105, the vehicle that Robert Cricks was last seen in was located on the South side of Camp Pendleton in De Luz, California. De Luz is approximately 15 miles from where Robert Cricks was last seen in the vehicle.
Robert Cricks is 76 years , 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. Robert Cricks has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap with Military Pins on the cap, a blue jacket, long sleeve blue shirt and blue jeans. Robert Cricks may also go by the name “Bob Cricks”.
A silver alert has been issued through the California Highway Patrol. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Robert Cricks, contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.
Update #1 March 22, 2015: Robert Cricks is a member of American Legion Post 852, Temecula, California
Update #2 March 22, 2015: This was posted on the group facebook page linker below for Robert Cricks. “Positive photo ID sighting of my uncle Robert Cricks at Rancho Springs Hospital in Murrietta California. 25500 Hancock & Medical Center Dr. Cafeteria worker spoke with him from 2:30 – 3:15pm on Friday (March 20, 2015) stating he looked fine and he spoke about the war, God, family, being a good person & his daughter Dawn who is a teacher was coming to pick him up and take him out. If found please stay with him and call 911, his family is searching desperately.”
Update #3 March 22, 2015: The vehicle Robert ricks was last seen in has been located on the South side of Camp Pendleton in De Luz. Law Enforcement is currently working in the area where the vehicle has been located.
Update #4 March 23, 2015: The family of Robert Cricks has made the announcement that the body of Robert Cricks has been located. Rest in Peace Sir.
Robert Cricks Missing Person Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/873523342714099/
Riverside Sheriff Missing Person Bulletin: http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/sws15-0319.asp
News Article (Car Found): http://www.10news.com/news/car-of-missing-murrieta-man-found-in-fallbrook-032315