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Vegas woman searching for husband on Christmas

Posted at 10:24 AM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 13:24:44-05

A Las Vegas woman is searching for her father on Christmas Day.

Mazal Inkenbrandt says her husband, 72-year-old Wallace Inkenbrandt, disappeared shortly before noon on Dec. 24. He reportedly sent her a message, saying that he was "almost" home. He never made it.

Mazal says that her father has cancer and dementia. She also says that he missed getting an important shot on Thursday and that doing so could prove to be fatal.

Wallace Inkenbrandt was dressed in sweatpants, an Army green sweatshirt, and beanie when he disappeared. He is 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He is losing his hair because of chemotherapy and he also wears glasses.

Wallace was last seen in the area of Lone Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard. He was driving a light silver Nissan Sentra at the time. The license plate number is PHB 0488.

After tracking his phone, police determined Wallace could be near the California state line.  Police and family members searched casinos, hotels, and other businesses in that area Friday afternoon.

Action News met up with Wallace's wife, Mazal Inkenbrandt, at Buffalo Bill's Casino.

"We don't know what happened," she said. "I know my husband can not call home because he doesn't remember the phone number, but he knows how to text.

Local hospitals are asked to check for anyone who may fit Wallace's description. Anyone with information is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-2907 or 702-828-3111.