Senior Alert canceled after missing Tennessee man located

Posted at 11:10 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 16:33:43-04

HAMILTON Co., Tenn. – Virginia State Police have canceled the Senior Alert for a missing elderly man from Tennessee.

On Tuesday, authorities say 79-year-old George M. Holton, Jr. has been located.

George Holton, Jr.

State Police issued the alert Tuesday night on behalf of the Signal Mountain Police Department after Holton was last seen at 540 Creedmor Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, at 10:15 a.m. Monday.

Holton was believed to be driving a black 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with Tennessee license plate 5G68P9 and was believed to be traveling in Suffolk, Virginia.

Authorities did not provide any further details about where Holton was found.

The alert was issued due to the belief that he was in danger. He is said to suffer from a cognitive impairment, and his disappearance posed a credible threat to his health and safety. Authorities said he may have needed medical attention.

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