Police confirm missing man crossed bridge into Mexico

Noel Shankle / File Photo

Authorities have confirmed that a missing Dallas area man crossed into Mexico at an international bridge in Brownsville.

Family members told Action 4 News that they lost contact with 28-year-old Noel Shankle on Friday, February 3rd.

The Carrollton, Texas man flew to Harlingen and was reportedly headed to get dental work done in Matamoros but never returned.

Shankle rented a car at Harlingen's Valley International Airport but neither he nor the car have surfaced.

Harlingen police told Action 4 News that they have confirmed that Shankle crossed into Mexico.

Investigators said Shankle crossed into Mexico at Brownsville's Veterans International Bridge at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd.

It's not clear where Shankle was headed at that hour.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.