Local News

Missing Raleigh man found safe in Brunswick County

Posted February 2, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015

— The North Carolina State Highway Patrol found a missing 81-year-old Raleigh man early Tuesday after he was reported missing from his home on Grantland Drive. 

William Banks Jr. was found safe by a trooper in Brunswick County, according to Raleigh police. 

No other information about his disappearance was released.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Mabel King Feb 3, 2015
    user avatar

    This has been an increases problem since they passed that no elderly tethering law.

  • Sandra Elizabeth Feb 3, 2015
    user avatar

    Really people? Chip elderly?

    I understand the "humanity" of this, but haven't you all figured it out yet? Step by step, little by little you all willingly give up your freedom and liberty.

    Next, we need to chip your kids so in case they're missing, then maybe people that have sought out mental help with a problem, then maybe all our vets, then maybe gun owners, then maybe people taking insulin, and on and on.

    You are all so programmed.

  • John Ragan Feb 3, 2015
    user avatar

    View quoted thread

    I thought that was in the section of obamacare's treatment of the elderly....tag 'em and let them roam freely. It's better than the death penalty waiting list of the VA

  • Brenda Love Feb 3, 2015
    user avatar

    @ Obamacare Rides Again - that's probably not a bad idea.

  • Obamacare rides again Feb 3, 2015

    So when do we start implanting GPS tracking devices into senior citizens with dementia and Alzheimer's? It just may save a few lives.

  • Mabel King Feb 3, 2015
    user avatar

    Somebody must have left the gate open. That happened to a neighbor of mine a few years back. The elderly have a tendency to wander off, you have to keep a close eye on them.

  • PJM Feb 3, 2015

    Im afraid my father will ride off and get confused & cant find his way home. Early stages of dementia setting in it seems

  • Obamacare rides again Feb 3, 2015

    Hard to miss this guy especially if he was wearing that same cap.

  • nicholecarpenterisback2 Feb 3, 2015

    This is awesome. I am so happy to hear that Mr. Banks was found safe. His family will be in such good spirits today. God bless the people who worked tirelessly to locate him. These people are the true heroes that keep this country together and safe. Well those and the fine members of our military. God bless you all.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Feb 3, 2015

    It's so cold and windy out tonight. I pray he is safe and is found quickly.