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90-year-old south Charlotte man and his dog go missing. Police fear for safety.

Joseph Lane Rand
Joseph Lane Rand

A 90-year-old south Charlotte man and his dog went for a drive Thursday and never returned, prompting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to ask for the public’s help in finding them.

Joseph Lane Rand has cognitive issues, police say, and may be disoriented. He is believed to be accompanied by his black and white Terrier, Buddy. The two have been companions for about six years and the dog is described as friendly.

Rand and Buddy left their home on Windsor Drive in the Barclay Downs area Thursday and have not been seen since, police say. It is not known where Rand was headed.

He was last seen driving a blue 2008 four-door Saturn Aura, displaying North Carolina tag WRA-1854.

Anyone who sees or has information regarding Joseph Rand is asked to call 911 immediately. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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