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Man Missing From Garner Assisted-Living Facility

Posted April 20, 2004

— Police are looking for a man who they believe wandered from the Meadows of Garner assisted living community Tuesday morning.

Garner police were contacted about 53-year-old Troy Stephens' disappearance at 9:30 a.m.

Employees at the home, located at 1435 Avesboro Road, are still being interviewed to narrow down a specific time frame for the disappearance, which may have been before 8 a.m.

Stephens, a white male, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall with balding brown hair, brown eyes and missing teeth.

Stephens is currently under a doctor's care at the home. Police have entered his name and other descriptive information into a national computer base used by all law enforcement agencies. He is listed as missing and endangered.

Police have been calling area hospitals, first responder organizations and family members all morning. None have reportedly seen or been in contact with Stephens as of noon.

Police believe Stephens is traveling on foot. A police K-9 team is currently on duty to assist with tracking as needed. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Stephens has been a resident at the assisted living community for several years. According to police, he has left the home before unexpectedly, but returned safely after being located in Raleigh.

Anyone seeing Stephens is encouraged to call Garner Police at (919) 772-8810; dial 911 or contact local police.

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