Missing 84-year-old man in Spartanburg Co. found safe

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UPDATE: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials said Cecil Burns, a man who was reported as missing, has been found safe.

According to the sheriff’s office, Burns was found Tuesday morning.

Sheriff’s Office officials said someone, who reportedly who had seen news coverage about Burns being reported as missing, saw his truck on Interstate 26 near New Cut Road and called 911.

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper and a Spartanburg County deputy were able to pull Burns’ vehicle over and confirmed it was him driving the truck.

EMS crews responded to the scene to check him out, and Burns was later released to his son.


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials need help finding a missing man.

Deputies said Cecil Burns, 84, of Greer, was last seen leaving his home on Churchill Avenue Monday at about 8 p.m.

Burns is about 5’8″ tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds, deputies said. He has white hair, brown eyes and glasses. He was last seen wearing a beige coat and brown pants.

He may be driving a white 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with S.C. license place “KQQ 429.” Deputies said the vehicle has a bent in the read bumper.

Anyone with information regarding Burns’ whereabouts is asked to contact 911.

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