Silver Alert issued for Germanton man

Two photos showing Scotty J. Manuel, a 37-year-old man from Stokes County who has been missing since June 23. According to the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, Manuel has cognitive impairment. His family said he was also limping and had left his parents’ house to go fishing, but had no supplies or mobile phone. (Pictures sent)

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a Stokes County man who has been missing for three weeks.

The money alert was issued Tuesday for Scotty J. Manuel, 37, of Germanton.

As reported in the June 29 Stokes News, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office and Manuel’s family have been searching for him for the past month. Manuel, who the sheriff’s office says suffers from cognitive impairment, has been missing since Thursday, June 23, despite a ground search by family and friends in areas he is known to frequent.

“Scotty walked from his parents’ home in Germanton to go fishing as he is known to do, at various nearby fishing spots,” the sheriff’s office said in its missing person alert issued at the time. . “He was last seen off Leake Memorial Church Road at around 4:20 p.m.”

When last seen by his family, Manuel was wearing dark jeans, a sleeveless Walmart blue t-shirt, black velcro-fastening tennis shoes and a gray mesh Tractor Supply cap. He may also have had a button down the front of the shirt with him.

He carried a brown and tan 2-tone Plano toolbox shaped tool box, a Zebco Rod & Reel pistol grip, and a small portable type American flag. The sheriff’s office said Manuel had no food, water or cell phone.

“Scotty suffers from cognitive impairment, he walks with a distinctive limp on his right side due to a hip/leg injury suffered several years ago, and he has medical issues that require medication,” the statement reads. ‘alert. “When he left on Thursday afternoon, he was also suffering from sleep deprivation, which causes disorientation and further impairs his cognitive impairment.”

“Please be on the lookout for him and the items listed,” his concerned aunt Sherry Reich said in a Facebook post. “My family and I ask when you are out and about if you would like to keep in mind the items he had with him and message me directly if you see any. Scotty may have gone to a store or business and dropped off the items leaving them behind.

She said ground searches had been carried out around the fishing grounds he is known to visit, but no sign of him had yet been found.

She can be reached through Facebook at Anyone with information should contact the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office at 336-593-8130.

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