Missing 76-year-old man found safe in NC

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UPDATE: Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said missing man, Grady Ritchie, 76, who was last seen Sunday, has been found in Watauga, NC.

Ritchie is reported to be OK.


GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 76-year-old man last seen Sunday afternoon.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, 76-year-old Grady Ritchie was last seen around 12:00 p.m. on Sunday leaving his residence on East Georgia Road.

Grady suffers from dementia and other medical impairments that require immediate attention. He was last seen in a burgundy 2006 Toyota Tundra (SC tag: 1173KM). 

Grady is described as 5’9”, 185lbs, and is bald with a mustache. Deputies request that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts call 911 immediately. Deputies also request that anyone who sees him to try and maintain a line of sight of him, if safe to do so, until law enforcement officials can arrive on scene.

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