Vial of dangerous chemical still missing

A vial containing a harmful chemical that was lost in April is still missing, officials said Friday.

Odessa police have sought the public’s assistance after a vial of a chemical named Fatal-Plus was misplaced April 19 as an animal control officer was performing duties in Odessa.

Odessa police hoped to find the vial so it could be disposed of properly. A release from the department said it was possible an animal control officer left the vial on a vehicle and mistakenly drove away without securing the vial.

If the vial is located, Odessa police said community members should not handle the vial and notify the Odessa Police Department by calling 432-333-3641.