Raleigh police searching for missing man with stage 4 cancer

May 17, 2019 GMT

Family members and Raleigh police were searching for a missing man with stage 4 lung cancer on Friday.

The family of 64-year-old Larry K. Johnson said he was last seen on Monday at SouthLight Healthcare on 2101 Garner Road.

They said his cell phone goes straight to voicemail, and it is full, according to a post shared by the National Center for Missing Persons.

“His family states this is highly unusual for Larry not to be in contact with anyone especially because of his diagnosis,” the post reads.

“They are extremely worried about him.”

Johnson is described as a black male who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He is bald and has brown eyes, a “salt and pepper” colored beard and dark rimmed eyeglasses. He could be wearing an oversized black or navy blue track suit and black tennis shoes.


Johnson’s family said he made a phone call from SouthLight on Monday asking to be picked up. His family member wasn’t able to pick him up, and that was the last time anyone heard from him.

According to the post, Johnson frequents the South Wilmington Street Center where he volunteers with the homeless communuity -- but Johnson has not been seen there since Friday.

Johnson was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2016 and is stable, but his family said he takes medication for pain.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3855 or 911.