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Silver Alert Issued for Elderly Winston-Salem Man

Posted February 8, 2008 12:51 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2008 5:17 a.m. EST

— Authorities issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly man from Winston-Salem shortly after midnight Thursday.

Charles Mitchell Guffey, 79, was last seen in Forsyth County at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. He was thought to be driving a tan, four-door 1997 Buick LeSabre, with N.C. license plate number VZF-1335.

Authorities believe he might be traveling in or to Davie, Iredell, Stokes, Surry, Forsyth or Davidson counties.

Guffey is described as a white man, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing beige khaki pants, a brown long-sleeved T-shirt and beige lace-up shoes.

Silver Alerts are issued when authorities believe a missing adult suffers from a cognitive impairment. Guffey has dementia, officials said.

Anyone with information on Guffey's whereabouts is asked to call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700.