At approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, Billy Joe Lipford was located. He is conscious and alert and being evaluated by medical crews on the scene.
8:30 a.m. Update
As of 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, Billy Joe Lipford has not been found. Search and Rescue teams from surrounding counties are joining the search this morning.
Lipford is a 78-year-old black male diagnosed with dementia. He was last seen around 4 p.m. at his home located at 1370 Bradford Mountain Road in Lenoir. He is 5’7”, 155 pounds was last seen wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, gray or black pants, and brown wing-tip shoes.
Anyone who has seen Lipford should call 911.