Missing Greenville Co. man Joe Hawthorne found safe in NC

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UPDATE: Joe Hawthorne was found safe in his car by law enforcement in Burke County, North Carolina, according the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – Deputies in Greenville County are looking for 75-year-old Joe Grady Hawthorne.

Hawthorne was last seen leaving a home on Old Hundred Road in Pelzer around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies say Hawthorne did not return after taking a friend to Fleetwood Drive. He is believed to be driving a 2002 Buick Century with South Carolina license plate 109-6LW.

Hawthorne is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, tan shoes, and green pants.

Deputies say he is reportedly in the early stages of dementia.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 864-23-CRIME.

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