Silver Alert canceled for missing Pitt County man

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Silver Alert issued for Richard Henry Thorburn has been canceled. No further details were given on him or his status.


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The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Ayden man.

Richard Henry Thorburn is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is 72, 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds with short gray hair and blue eyes.

A photo of Thorburn was not provided.

Thorburn was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and gray Sketchers shoes at 5686 Clay Root Road in Ayden. He is likely driving a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma with the North Carolina license plate PAD-5659. Officials believe he’s likely heading to Oak City in Martin County.

Anyone with information about Thorburn should call Detective J Baker at the Pitt County Sheriff Office at (252) 830-4141.

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