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Justin Alan Scott
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Missing Burke County Man Found Safe With His Dog (Updated 9:05 p.m., 4/17/24)

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports that a missing person has been found. 42-year-old Justin Alan Scott and his dog have been found safe. On April 16, the Sheriff’s Office took a report stating that Mr. Scott had left his home near Gold Mine Road in the Dysartsville area of western Burke County and not returned.

On Wednesday (April 17) Justin Alan Scott and his dog were located safely by search teams.  He was treated on scene by first responders and Burke County EMS and returned home. Mr. Scott had a small gray & black dog named “Freya” with him when he went missing. The dog was wearing a gray & black harness with a teal leash.

The Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the N.C. Department of Adult Correction K-9 team and the Burke County Emergency Management search & rescue team.