MISSING: Elderly man with memory issues vanishes with autistic granddaughter, cops say

Police in North Carolina are asking for the public’s help in finding an elderly man with memory issues and his 10-year-old granddaughter, who has autism.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a missing person report has been filed for Ted Stokes Sr., 84, and Azaria Stokes. The pair was last seen in Lowell at around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

WSOC-TV  reported that a Silver Alert was issued for Stokes Sr. at around 4 p.m.

Older model Toyota Camry

Posted by Iredell County Sheriff on Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Police described Stokes Sr. as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing and about 150 pounds. He often wears a button-up shirt with tan pants.

Azaria Stokes weighs approximately 90 pounds. She was reportedly last seen wearing a white and green shirt, blue jeans, white socks, and green shoes.

Police also said the missing grandfather drives a gold 2000 Toyota Camry with a North Carolina license plate reading PDS-7634.

Anyone with information regarding Ted Stokes Sr. and Azaria Stokes’ whereabouts is asked to call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or 704-832-2337.

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[Featured image: Ted Stokes Jr./Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]