Smithfield man reported missing
Posted October 21, 2012
Smithfield, N.C. — Authorities were searching for a Smithfield man with a cognitive impairment who was reported missing late Sunday.
Lawrence Leon Parrish, 74, was last seen at 104 Phillips St. He is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has green eyes and is balding, with short, white hair.
He was last seen wearing a gray "Members Only" jacket and blue jeans.
Police believe Parrish might be headed to 101 Second St. in Grottoes, Virginia. He is driving a champagne 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with Virginia license plate KET4921.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Smithfield police at 919-934-2121.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert systems quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who have cognitive impairments. It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.