UPDATED: 10:20pm, December 14, 2020:

Lubbock Police now report that Mr. Martin has been found safe and sound in New Mexico.

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Lubbock Police are searching for an elderly man who went missing on Monday afternoon.

78 year-old Joe Earl Martin was last seen at his residence in the 5700 block of 70th Place at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020. Martin was leaving his home in his red Chevy Suburban. The vehicle has a Texas license plate of YHS6DV.

Lubbock Police describe Martin as a white male 5'8" in height, bald, with brown eyes, weighing approximately 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a beige sweater, a multi-colored, button-up shirt, and khakis.

If you know the whereabouts of Joe Earl Martin, you're encouraged to call 911 or the Lubbock Police Department.