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Durham Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man

Posted February 2, 2004

— Durham police are trying to locate a missing disabled man they believe may be in danger.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, Durham police received a report of a missing person from 707 Morehead Avenue. The missing person is a 45-year-old white male, identified as Timothy Snyder, who is in rehabilitation from a recent stroke.

According to police, Snyder is believed to have walked away from his rehab facility. But they said it is possible he left with the assistance of an unknown acquaintance.

Snyder has very limited mobility and walks with a cane, which was left in his room.

He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a light brown crew cut and no facial hair. He was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with possibly gray pants, white T-shirt, dark jacket and white athletic shoes.

The Durham Police Department and the Search and Rescue Dog Association actively searched the surrounding neighborhood until 4 a.m. Sunday. The Durham Police Department is continuing its investigatio. It has alerted neighboring law enforcement agencies and entered Snyder into a national notification system.

Anybody with information regarding Snyder or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Durham Emergency Communications Center at 911 or call

(919) 560-4427


Snyder's family is offering a reward for information about his location.


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