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Missing Apex man found; Silver Alert canceled

Posted February 9

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Joseph Robert Hertzig at about 5 a.m.
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UPDATE: 12:02 p.m.: The Silver Alert for a 75-year-old Apex man has been canceled, officials said.

Joseph Robert Hertzig has been found uninjured, according to a news release from the Apex Police Department.

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Apex police were searching Tuesday for a 75-year-old man who is believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Joseph Robert Hertzig at about 5 a.m.

Apex police say Hertzig left his home in Carriage Downs off Olive Chapel Road at about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Hertzig is 6 feet tall and weighs 230 pounds. He has white hair and brown eyes, and he was last seen wearing glasses, a blue stocking cap, a navy Blue Jays coat, grey T-shirt, jeans and a maroon-colored fleece jacket.

It's unclear where Hertzig may be headed.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Apex Police Department at 919-362-8661.

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