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Police launching major search for missing Winston-Salem man

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Curtis Anthony Porter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said they are launching a major search for a Winston-Salem man reported missing last month.

Authorities said about 60 officers will be searching for 49-year-old Curtis Anthony Porter on Wednesday along with numerous volunteers.

Authorities said Porter suffers from a mental impairment. Police said he was last seen at his home at 3200 Old Greensboro Road around 1 p.m. Sept. 22.

Winston-Salem officials said the geographical boundaries for the search will be U.S. 421, 5th Street, New Walkertown Road, Reidsville Road and the northern edge of Winston Lake Park.  

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

Officials originally believed he may be in the downtown area, but police said they have checked several locations with no results.

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