The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing local man.
Richard Dale Triplett was reported missing on April 19 by a family member who told deputies the last time they made contact with Triplett was on April 17 at approximately 9:15 p.m.
On April 18, this family member contacted Triplett’s supervisor and learned that Triplett had called into work stating that he was ill and would not be at work that day.
No further contact has been made with Triplett since April 17.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Richard Triplett, please contact the Burke County Emergency Communication Center at 828-438-5500 or the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 828-764-9505.