Silver Alert canceled for missing 83-year-old man

UPDATE: The Sliver Alert issued for Billy Ray Smith has been canceled, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. 


An 83-year-old man has been reported missing from Burke County. 

Authorities are searching for Billy Ray Smith, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. 

Smith is described as a white man with short white hair and blue eyes, 5'8" weighing about 155 pounds. 

Smith was last seen wearing a tan baseball cap with red writing, an Army camouflage jacket, pants and tennis shoes before he went missing from 4990 Mourina Ave. in Hickory. 

Anyone with information on his disappearance is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500.