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Officials: Missing Mebane man spotted in Wilmington

Posted June 2, 2008 10:44 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2008 11:54 a.m. EDT

— A Silver Alert has been issued for a Mebane man who authorities believe might be trying to drive to Florida.

Jack Taylor Jr., 77, of 204 Goldfinch Court, was last seen Tuesday morning in walking Wilmington.

Taylor drove a cream-colored 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series away from his home Monday. A license plate number was not available.

Mebane police said they consider Taylor endangered, because he has dementia and needs immediate medical attention.

Officers said that Taylor believes he can drive to Florida, where he lived until recently. 

Taylor was described as a white man, standing 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 187 pounds. He has short, grey hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt with multicolored stripes, khaki Dockers pants and brown Rockport shoes.

Taylor has a scab on his arm and walks with a cane.

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