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Published on June 21, 2024
Search Intensifies for Missing 80-Year-Old Cumberland County Man Under Silver AlertSource: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has escalated its efforts to locate Roger Phillips Sr., an 80-year-old man from Cumberland County, after he went missing last Wednesday. WVLT reports that a Silver Alert, which is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons - especially seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities - has been issued to aid in the search.

Mr. Phillips was last seen on June 19, and there are concerns for his safety. Described as having grey hair and blue eyes, he stands at 5'11" and weighs approximately 180 pounds, he may be recognized on the road driving. According to FOX 17, Phillips might be travelling in a burgundy 2010 Ford F-150 extended cab truck, with the Tennessee license plate 191BHKL.

The last known outfit for Mr. Phillips was black jogging pants with a white stripe down the side paired with black shoes. This detail could assist the public in identifying him. Concerned citizens or those with any knowledge of Mr. Phillips' whereabouts are urged to reach out. "Anyone who sees him was asked to call the sheriff’s office at 931-484-6176 or call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND," as reported by WVLT.