Authorities search for Fort Worth man who went missing in a Houston County national forest

Authorities continue to search for a 23-year-old Fort Worth man who disappeared May 19 in the Davy Crockett National Forest in Houston County.

Vincent Berardi was reported missing on May 20, according to a social media post by Houston County Sheriff Randy Hargrove. Berardi’s parents said the doorbell cam showed their son leaving the house around 5:40 a.m. on May 19. They haven’t seen him since.

Officials found Berardi’s vehicle at the old park ranger station in Ratcliff, according to Hargrove. Rescue teams searched Berardi’s favorite hiking trail, which runs from the ranger station to Neches Bluff near Highway 21 East, but without results.

Officials don’t believe foul play is involved, Hargrove said, and it’s thought one of Berardi’s friends may have picked him up and driven him to another location.

Berardi is white, around 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes, officials said. He was wearing a red shirt and khaki pants when he disappeared.

Anyone with information about Berardi’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Houston County Sheriff’s Office at 936-544-2862 or the Fort Worth Police Department at 817-392-4200.