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Curtis Anthony Porter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department’s criminal investigations division has taken over the investigation into the disappearance of a mentally-impaired man who was last seen Sept. 22, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Authorities and family members are concerned for Curtis Anthony Porter’s wellbeing due to his medical history and the recent cold weather, according to the paper.

On Monday, authorities utilized canines in an unsuccessful attempt to find Porter.

Porter, 49, was last seen at his home in Winston-Salem around 1 a.m. Sept. 22, according to police. Officials think he took a city bus downtown to the Clark Campbell Transportation Center.

He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, who weighs around 250 pounds. Officials said he was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt and dark vest, burgundy pants and gray shoes. Police said Porter walks with a pronounced limp and uses a walker.

Police have received reports that Porter was spotted downtown and near Northside Shopping Center on Patterson Avenue, but have been unable to find him at those locations.

Anyone with any information on Porter’s whereabouts may call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal