Missing Texas family found in Wisconsin

Published On: Oct 02 2013 08:04:27 AM HST

A missing Texas man and his two grandchildren were found safe in Washington County on Tuesday.

William Gomez, 57, flagged down a sheriff's deputy near Addison and asked how to get back to Dallas.

Authorities said Gomez got lost and traveled more than 800 miles for two days before asking for directions near West Bend.

According to WFAA-TV in Dallas, Gomez disappeared Sunday with 8-year-old Dominique and 7-year-old Marcus.

Gomez's family said he suffers from memory problems.

The disappearance sparked a massive search through several states.

WFAA-TV reported that Gomez's family tracked his credit card purchases through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois before the trio was found.

Authorities said Gomez and the grandchildren will remain in Washington County until the family can come pick them up.


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