Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing western Lincoln County man. Friday (July 16) at approximately 4:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to an address on North Brook Number Three School Road in Vale in reference a missing man. The reporting party, Lillian Torres, told officers her cousin, 23-year-old Elijah Samuel Torres, had gone missing and she was unable to contact him. She also said his parents and brother had not heard from him.
Mr. Torres was last seen by relatives on July 15 and he also did not show up for work at Honey’s Supermarket on Highway 10 in Catawba County that same day. A deputy checked the area around Highway 150 West where Torres was reportedly seen on July 17 but did not find him. Relatives say Torres does not drive and has had issues with drugs.
Torres is described as a white male, six feet tall and weighing around 190 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.