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UPDATE: Silver alert canceled for New Hanover County man with cognitive impairment

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A Silver Alert has been released for Blake Arlen Krause, last seen in Wilmington(New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 5:52 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - At the request of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (NHCSO), the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled the Silver Alert for Blake Krause.

“Blake Krause was located in Davidson County on HWY 85 by North Carolina Highway Patrol this morning and is receiving medical treatment at a local hospital,” according to a news release from NHCSO.

Krause, who turns 69 on Sunday, was last seen on Thursday on Riplee Drive in Wilmington and is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment. NCDPS says he could be headed to Charlotte.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says Krause is six feet tall and approximately 150 lbs. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Authorities say he may be wearing a striped button-down shirt with a black shirt underneath and dark colored pants.

Krause’s vehicle is a blue 2000 Nissan Xterra with the North Carolina plate number XVC4376.

If you see him, call Detective Springer at 910-798-4162.

Blake Krause, who turns 69 on Sunday, was last seen on Riplee Drive in Wilmington and is...
Blake Krause, who turns 69 on Sunday, was last seen on Riplee Drive in Wilmington and is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.(NCDPS)

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