Deputies search for missing 53-year-old man in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who walked off from Boger City Rest Home.

Richard Keith Purdue, 53, was last seen on foot leaving Boger City Rest Home on Little Valley Lane in Lincolnton at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22. 

He is described as a white male with black hair and blue eyes, stands 5’5” and weighs 135 lbs. He was last seen wearing a royal blue hoodie and black sweat pants. Purdue suffers from autism, schizophrenia, and is bipolar. 

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Land Search team are currently on the scene attempting to search the area on foot for the subject. 

Anyone with information about the missing male’s whereabouts is asked the contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.