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Silver Alert issued for 74-year-old Benson man

Posted March 5, 2014

— Benson police were searching Wednesday morning for a 74-year-old man who is believed to be cognitively impaired. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for David Grover Lofollette at about 8:45 a.m. after he went missing from the Days Inn at 202 N. Honeycutt St.

Lofollette is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has short white hair and brown eyes, authorities said. 

When he went missing, Lofollette, who goes by the nickname "Boonie," was wearing a light-colored hat, beige jacket and blue jeans. 

Lofollette could be traveling in a light green 2014 Subaru Forester with Maryland license tag LFX910. He could be headed toward Maryland, police said. 

Anyone with information on Lofollette's whereabouts should call the Benson Police Department at 919-894-2091.

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  • simplelogic Mar 5, 2014

    Okay - he was staying at the Days Inn, drives a car with Maryland license tags and may be heading for Maryland - are you sure he's from Benson? At any rate, I hope he's found quickly, and a photo would have been helpful.