A Missing Wayne County Man Has Been Found

Authorities have cancelled a Silver Alert issued for Wilton Dwight Young.

Young was found safe Sunday afternoon at a relatives house.

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Authorities are searching for a man missing in the east.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Wilton Dwight Young.

The center says Young is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Young was last seen at 3314 Old Smithfield Road in Princeton heading towards Massey Hold Road in a 1998 dark blue Chevrolet Malibu, North Carolina license plate number WPL-7683.

Young is described as a 64-year-old white male standing 5' 9" and weighing 130 pounds with gray hair and green eyes. He was wearing a gray and white flannel coat, blue jeans and black or gray shoes.

Anyone with information about Young is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.


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  • by J Location: Goldsboro on Jan 9, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    Why is there no photo of this man? No image of the make and model of the car? Did the Sheriff's dept release this to the press or did the family/friend who reported him missing? It is so important to get the BEST and MOST complete information out there for the public to be in the BEST position to help. And Time is critical. Personally I would like to see the local news agencies independently or the POLICE furnish the agencies an IMAGE OF WHAT THE ACTUAL LICENSE PLATE LOOKS LIKE. With so many different plates available in NC, it might just make a difference! Know it can be done, watched the GBI and GA sheriff's depts do it, also watched TV stations in TN do it. Why not here in NC? We have a FANTASTIC Sheriff in Wayne County. Very puzzled why this keeps happening.
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