Burlington police searching for man reported missing

William Lewis Ellington

William Lewis Ellington

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a man who was reported missing by his family Friday evening.

The family of William Lewis Ellington, 77, was reported missing shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday.

Ellington was last seen by neighbors on Thursday afternoon at his home on Cleveland Avenue. Authorities said he may be operating a red 1999 Ford Escort with North Carolina registration ZPA-4066.

Ellington is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair.

Officials say Ellington could be in the Greensboro area.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ellington is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500.

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