Police say a U.S. priest has been reported missing in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, and blood stains and a bloody knife have been found in his house.

Police say a relative reported the priest missing after he failed to return to Texas over the weekend.

State police in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas identify the missing man as Jesse Euresti, 69, but U.S. Embassy and consular personnel said they could not confirm the disappearance or the name.

Police said Wednesday they found that a house in Nuevo Laredo where Euresti had been living apparently was robbed, with blood on the walls and a bloody knife inside.

The Web site of Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, lists Father Jesse E. Euresti as its pastor.