Search for Person County missing man with Alzheimer's enters 8th week

PERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- After searching for more than eight weeks, Person County officials are once again pleading for help finding a missing man who has Alzheimer's.

On Tuesday, officials released a new picture of William Daniel "Danny" Holt, 75, and his dog.

Holt has been missing since December 20, 2019. He was last seen walking away from his home on Shiloh Church Road with his dog Chunky.

Holt stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 110 pounds. He has grey hair and a mustache and he wears glasses. Chunky is a small brown and white dog with curly hair.

After extensive searching in Person County and surrounding areas, law enforcement added Holt to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

"We've checked everything in this general area that we know of," Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said.

Jones said his crews have searched more than 1,000 acres trying to find Holt.

If you see Holt or have any information that could help officials locate him, please call 911 or the sheriff's office at (336)597-0500 Ext 0.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said Holt had been missing for three weeks instead of the correct number of eight.
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