Silver Alert issued for 78-year-old man reported missing in Catawba County

Silver Alert issued for missing Catawba County man

HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials have issued a Silver Alert for a 78-year-old man who was reported missing in Catawba County Wednesday.

Officials with the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons are asking citizens to be on the lookout for 78-year-old Karlheinz Mueller, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Mueller is described as a white man, standing 5′6″ tall and weighing 153 pounds with short gray hair and blue eyes.

Officials say Mueller was last seen wearing a purple and blue button down dress shirt, gray dress pants and black shoes.

He was reportedly last seen on 31st Street Lane NE in Hickory.

Officials gave a vehicle description of a silver 2016 Kia Forte with North Carolina license plate number FAB-3339.

Anyone with information about Karlheinz Mueller should call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.

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