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Authorities search for Cumberland County man missing since Hurricane Matthew

Posted October 13

Tarry Faircloth
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— Cumberland County authorities are asking for the public's help finding a man who went missing while Hurricane Matthew hammered North Carolina.

Tarry Faircloth was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 8 when he left a friend's house on Boyce Landing Road in east Fayetteville where he had been watching football. When the rain slowed around 7:30 p.m. that night, Faircloth decided to drive to his house on Maxwell Road.

Before leaving, Faircloth told his friend that he was going to take Interstate 95 south to N.C. Highway 24 because he thought back roads would be flooded.

Robert Faircloth, Tarry Faircloth's dad, reported the 53-year-old missing on Wednesday.

Cumberland County sheriff's deputies said Tarry Faircloth was not seen at his job for several days, and his cellphone was shut off. Tarry Faircloth's cell phone last pinged off a cell tower just before 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the intersection of Dunn and Murphy roads.

Using a dive team, the sheriff's office conducted a search of a body of water near mile marker 55 off I-95 but did not find Tarry Faircloth.

Tarry Faircloth is a white male, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. Anyone with information about Tarry Faircloth should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.


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