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Authorities find missing Johnston County man

Posted February 7, 2011

Silver Alert

— An 89-year-old Johnston County man with dementia who was reported missing Monday afternoon was found safe several hours later, authorities said.

Obadiah Bizzell left his house on U.S. 70 in Princeton around 4 p.m.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert.

The alert was cancelled around 8:40 p.m. because Bizzell had been located.


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  • OMG52 Feb 8, 2011

    I am so glad he is ok and was found. Maybe he was/wasn't missing but it does not stop the family from worrying about the person at his age. My mom was 79 when she passed and although her spirit was willing to go and do many things her body was not. So if I could not find her or she did not let me know she was going any where I was scared for her well being. It is hard when older adults want their freedoms but it is not always possible. Thank goodness he is ok.

  • mrcrosbys Feb 8, 2011

    Maybe he did not want to be found. maye he was never missing. I guess it depends on who you ask

  • Opinionated1 Feb 8, 2011

    Glad they found him

  • Godschild43 Feb 7, 2011

    Praying that he is found soon