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Durham police use dogs, public help to search for missing man

Posted August 14, 2009

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— Durham police have no clues to the whereabouts of  John Henry Cheatham, 76. He was the subject of a Silver Alert Saturday and is believed to suffer from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Friday that officers have used bloodhounds, posted fliers and conducted community searches in the area of Casa Street since Cheatham's disappearance.

Family members told police Cheatham had no identification or money with him when he wandered off.

He is described as a black man, 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He has black and gray, short hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt with “ARMY” on the front, khaki pants, a black baseball cap with “ARMY” on it and khaki athletic shoes.

Anyone with information about Cheatham should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4427 or 911.

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