UPDATE: Statewide silver alert canceled, 68-year-old Dickinson man found
Authorities say 68-year-old Raymond Payne has been found in West Fargo.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The statewide Silver Alert for 68-year-old Raymond Payne has been canceled after authorities say he has been safely located near West Fargo through a citizen tip.
Police made the announcement through a tweet by the Dickinson Police Department around 3:30 p.m. and thanked the Cass County Sherrif's Department for their assistance.
A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for 68-year-old Raymond Payne at the request of the Dickinson Police Department who says Payne has been missing since Wednesday, Nov. 11.
The alert, issued at 1:28 p.m on Nov. 12., reports Payne has a medical condition that causes concerns for his safety if he is not located.
Payne was last seen at his home wearing a blue flannel, white undershirt, and jeans at noon on Wednesday. According to police, Payne is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds with hazel eyes. He is balding with grey hair.
Authorities said Payne could be driving a 2003 white Dodge Caravan with its license plate reading 254ABK.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7759.
The Silver Alert system’s purpose is to locate an individual identified as a disabled adult, or vulnerable elderly adult, or a minor who has a developmental disability and has been reported to law enforcement authorities as missing, according to North Dakota Response.
Silver Alert legislation, which was initiated by the passage of House Bill 1359, was signed into law by Gov. Doug Burgum on May 3, 2017.