MISSING: Blind man was last seen over a week ago, family fears for safety

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 60-year-old man from Wilmington, who police believe to be in danger, is missing.

Melvin Jerome Bennett was last seen on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the area of Kerr Avenue within the city limits, according to Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Lucy Crockett. He is legally blind and walks using a white cane.

Crockett said Bennett usually wears dark glasses and his family is worried about his safety.

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts should call 911 or the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600.

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