Caldwell County Emergency Services along with trained search and rescue volunteers from local fire/rescue departments are conducting a search for Billy Joe Lipford, a 78-year-old male who suffers from dementia. Lipford was last seen around 4 p.m. at his home located at 1370 Bradford Mountain Road in Lenoir.
Lipford was wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, gray or black pants, and brown wing-tip shoes. He only wears glasses to read and has good mobility.
Anyone who has seen Lipford should call 911.
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. No other details have been released.