Silver Alert for missing 10-year-old boy with ‘cognitive impairment’ in Davidson County canceled

Gabriel Wade Newton

Gabriel Wade Newton

Update: The Silver Alert has been canceled at the request of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

The juvenile was found in the loft of an outbuilding behind the residence where he was originally reported missing.

He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center by deputies for an examination by a physician.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A 10-year-old boy has gone missing in Davidson County, according to a North Carolina Silver Alert.

At about 1:29 a.m., the N.C. Center for Missing Persons reported 10-year-old Gabriel Wade Newton missing from 2983 Horseshoe Neck Road in Lexington.

Investigators believe Newton may be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Newton is described as a 4-foot-8 white boy weighing about 78 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes.

He may be wearing a dark-colored sleeveless T-shirt, khaki shorts and dark shoes with white socks.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Davidson County Sheriff Office at (336) 242-2105 .

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