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Silver Alert issued for Greenville man

Posted May 7, 2011 2:24 p.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2011 5:17 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities issued a Silver Alert Saturday afternoon for a missing Greenville man who has a cognitive impairment.

Roger Crockett Shupe, 58, was last seen at 1272 Porter Road. It's unknown where he might be headed.

Shupe is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing 215 pounds. He has brown eyes and short, brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Shupe's whereabouts should call the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at 252-830-4141.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other 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.