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February 12, 2019 10:02 AM

Missing Person: Richard Earl Travis

*****MISSING PERSON*****
Richard Earl Travis
DOB 04/14/1952
Last seen at 315 Sowers Ferry Rd at 3:15PM.
6ft tall and skinny last seen wearing loose black running pants cut off at the calf, a silver rain jacket, dark grey and/or black running shoes, and black gloves. He usually also wears a hat. If seen or found please call 911. Subject suffers from dementia.

Man wearing glasses and striped shirt
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Latest Update:

February 15, 2019 2:31 PM

Today, the search in Rowan County continues for Spencer resident Richard "Rick" Travis, who has been missing since Monday, February 11th at approximately 3 PM.

Rick, who was an avid runner, would often run the streets of this area however on Monday, he never returned home. A Silver Alert has been issued for Rick, who does suffer from Dementia.

Rick was seen leaving a home on Sowers Ferry Road while wearing loose black running pants that were cut-off at the calf, a silver rain jacket, black gloves, and dark running shoes. He may also be wearing a hat. Rick wears thick glasses and can barely see without them.

Massive search efforts have been underway around the clock since Monday evening utilizing crews from multiple regions. At this point we are asking any residents around the Spencer/Salisbury area to check or re-check any areas around their property where someone could have hidden. Additionally, residents in the region beyond the Spencer and Salisbury areas are asked to search their properties and recall any information that might also help locate Rick.

Monday night it was raining and temperatures every night since have been cold. He may have tried to find warmth or shelter on someone's property in the area. Being an avid runner, Rick may have traveled a greater distance than what we would normally expect from others in the general public.

At this time don't assume anything. If something or someone looks out of the ordinary, please let us know by calling 911 and providing any information.