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Silver Alert issued after man's pickup found in Tar River

Posted January 29, 2018 12:54 p.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2018 8:56 p.m. EST

— A Silver Alert was issued Monday for a Rocky Mount man after his pickup was found submerged in the Tar River.

Rocky Mount police found a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup in the river at the main boat ramp on Battlepark Lane at about 7:45 a.m. The Rocky Mount Fire Department’s swift water rescue team helped pull the vehicle, which was unoccupied, from the river.

Investigators determined that the truck belongs to Stephen Craig Miller, who was last seen Saturday at his home. Miller, 70, is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has cognitive impairments, police said.

"We don't have any reason to believe that foul play is involved whatsoever. We are constantly tracking down leads and following up on those as well," said Cpl. Brad Summerlin.

Search teams scoured the area for Miller with no luck on Monday. Police said Miller does not have a history of going missing.

"We have no prior knowledge of him disappearing or walking away before," Summerlin said. "If you see anybody that fits the description with his picture, please call the Rocky Mount Police Department as soon as possible so we can follow up on that lead and get him back to the Rocky Mount Police Department as soon as possible."

Anyone with information about Miller is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.