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John Calhoun McDowell, Jr.
courtesy of N.C. Center for Missing Persons

Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Hickory Man

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Missing Endangered Alert for 89-year-old John Calhoun McDowell, Jr. of 21st Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. Mr. McDowell is believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment.

He was last seen at his residence by his wife and E.M.S. personnel at about 1 a.m. Tuesday (June 25). At that time, Mr. McDowell’s wife was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center. Mr. McDowell never arrived at the hospital.

Mr. McDowell is a white male. He is 6′ 0” tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has medium-length blond or gray hair and blue eyes. Mr. McDowell’s vehicle is a silver 2013 Honda CR-V with North Carolina license tag number BFJ1476. His direction of travel is unknown. He does have ties to Asheville and the Buncombe County area.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John Calhoun McDowell, Jr. should call Officer Coffey at the Hickory Police Department, 828-261-2642.