Police in Anna, Texas are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Anthony Gurley, but have no new information on his whereabouts, according to a statement released Wednesday, Sept. 28. Gurley was last seen Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, when he left his job at the Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell restaurant on West White Street in Anna. His mother and sister reported him missing the following Wednesday.
Although some reports indicated that Gurley — known in the LGBT community as Celie — might have been headed to Dallas to attend the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. But his mother, JoAnn Gurley, said that he had talked to a friend the Friday before his disappearance about going to the parade, there was no indication that he actually intended to go to the parade and that he had not, as far as she knew, arranged for a ride to Dallas that day.
According to the statement released Wednesday by Anna police, Anthony Gurley is described as a black male, about 5’8″ and weighing about 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. “It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he disappeared, but it is possible he was carrying” a black backpack with green stripes.
“Anthony has been diagnosed as bipolar and is on numerous medications, none of which are in his possession,” the police noted in their press release. “Anthony has been entered into the national missing persons database. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Anna Police Department at 972-2848 or 972-547-5350.”