Silver alert: 76-year-old man missing

From Staff ReportsAugust 9, 2009 

— A Silver Alert has been issued for a Durham man who has been missing since yesterday.

John Henry Cheatham, 76, was last seen at his home in the 4100 block of Casa Street near Horton Road. He is described as a 5 foot 7 inch, black male who weighs around 180 pounds. He has short black and gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with the word "ARMY" on the front, khaki pants, a black baseball cap with the word "ARMY" on it and khaki athletic shoes.

Police said he is believed to suffer from a cognitive impairment or dementia.

Anyone who has seen Cheatham is asked to call the Durham police at 919-560-4427 or 911.

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