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SILVER ALERT UPDATE: Missing man from Pender found in New Hanover

Leroy Scott Stone
Leroy Scott Stone(Pender County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jul. 24, 2019 at 4:02 PM EDT
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PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said a missing man who was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been located.

Officials said in a Wednesday afternoon news release that Leroy Scott Stone, 52, was last seen walking in the area of Hilltop in Hampstead around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A Silver Alert was eventually issued for Stone who is believed to have been suffering from dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office announced that Stone has been found in New Hanover County by the Wilmington Police Department and he had been reunited with his family.

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