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Silver Alert issued for man in Mount Olive

Posted August 8, 2011 1:46 p.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2011 3:12 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Monday for Richard James Murphy, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Murphy, a 44-year-old white man with brown hair and blue eyes, was last seen at the Southern Belle Motel, 203 N.C. Highway 55 in Mount Olive. He was wearing light blue jeans, a light blue shirt and white shoes. Murphy is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

He may be driving a light blue 2008 Toyota SUV with North Carolina license plate WTL-3071. 

Anyone with information about Murphy's whereabouts is asked to call the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031.