Silver Alert issued for missing 78-year-old man from Catawba County

Photo: Catawba County Sheriff's Office 

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing, endangered man.

Residents are asked to be on the lookout for Karlheinz Mueller, 78, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Mueller was last seen at 3627 31st Street Lane NE in Hickory. He was last seen wearing a purple and blue button down dress shirt with gray dress pants, and black shoes. 

Mueller is described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 153 pounds, with short gray hair and blue eyes. 

Deputies said Mueller could be traveling in a silver 2016 Kia Forte with NC plate FAB-3339. 

Anyone with information about Mueller should call the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-464-3112.