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Silver Alert issued for missing Lincoln man

Posted May 11, 2008

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— Authorities are asking for help locating a missing Lincolnton man who is believed to suffer from a cognitive impairment.

Lincolnton police issued a Silver Alert for Darryl Terry Rhodes, 51, of 305 Elizabeth Ave., around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Rhodes was last seen walking towards Shell Street. Police said he had made a remark about going to Southfork River.

Rhodes is a white man, who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has gray eyes and short, brown hair. He has a handle-bar mustache and a tattoo on his left forearm.

Rhodes was last seen wearing faded blue jeans, a light-colored shirt and a blue and orange baseball cap.

Anyone with information about Rhodes' whereabouts should call 704-736-8900.

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.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.

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