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.