Third search party gathers in effort to find missing Durham man

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Dedicated volunteers handed out copies of a handbill with photos of 71-year-old Kent Hinkson. (WTVD)

Most people spend their Saturdays relaxing, especially when the weather looks grim. However, people driving through Durham's Woodcroft Shopping Center saw a small group of dedicated volunteers handing out copies of a police missing person message.

The handbills have two pictures of Kent Torrey Hinkson, the 71-year-old Anglican priest who's been missing since Monday.

Hinkson's son-in-law Maurice Perry told ABC11, "We've searched around his house, searched around where the car was found. And now, looking between the bank where he was last seen and where the car was found."

There's also a picture of that car, a red Hyundai Sonata, on the missing person handbill.

"As Christians, we're the Body of Christ and we help each other out through good times and bad times," said family friend Kevin Anselmo. "That's why I think many people are here."

The Saturday search included Hinkson's Woodcroft neighborhood, the shopping center and the nearby Southpoint Mall area as well as businesses off Renaissance Parkway, including Target.

Hinkson is white, has blue eyes, gray hair, a gray mustache and goatee and is about 5 feet 8 inches tall. Police said he wears prescription glasses and may also be wearing a black leather hat.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at (919) 560-4440, extension 29335.

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