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Missing Sanford man found safe

Posted February 28, 2012

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— A missing 75-year-old Sanford man was found safe and in good health early Tuesday, authorities said.

A Silver Alert was issued for William Henry "Buddy" Parrish late Monday after he had last been seen driving south on U.S. Highway 421 near Liberty.

Parrish was found about 3 miles from his truck, which was parked alongside the highway.

Officials with the Lee County Sheriff's Office said no foul play is suspected.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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  • hopestone Feb 28, 2012

    I want to thank the LORD and everyone in Lee county, Candor N.C. and the silver alert in the law inforcement for all your help in located our father we are bless that he was found safe. Thank everyone for your prayers. I pray for the safe return of the other missing man.

  • Tug Boat II Feb 28, 2012

    Nice to hear he was found safe