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Police seek missing man; truck found in river

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Members of the Rocky Mount Fire Department Swiftwater Emergency Response Team search the Tar River near Battle Park on Monday for the driver of a pickup truck that was discovered submerged in the river at the Battle Park boat ramp.

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BY COREY DAVIS
Staff Writer

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rocky Mount police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Rocky Mount man, Stephen Craig Miller, whose vehicle was found Monday morning underwater. 

Residents are asked to be on the lookout for Miller, 70, who authorities say has cognitive impairments. Miller is described as a white man approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Miller was last seen Saturday at his residence.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department, said authorities are looking for Miller. Summerlin added investigators don’t suspect any foul play is involved.

“We’re currently trying to chase down any leads or any possible locations of where he could be,” Summerlin said.

Authorities said police responded about 7:44 a.m. Monday to a suspicious event at the main boat ramp at Battle Park Drive where officers found a 2003 burgundy Ford Ranger pickup truck submerged in the Tar River. According to a release, the Rocky Mount Fire Department’s swift water rescue team responded and helped in the removal of the unoccupied vehicle from the river, which investigators later determined belongs to Miller.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Text-A-Tip by texting R-M-P-O-L and your message to CRIMES (274637). Your text is anonymous.

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