Silver Alert cancelled for 24-year-old Lenoir County man

Silver Alert cancelled for 24-year-old Lenoir County man

Steven Michael Waldo is missing and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating him. Photo courtesy LCSO

UPDATE - Missing Person Located - Silver Alert Cancelled

Steven Michael Waldo was just located in Goldsboro and we are happy to report that he is physically ok and our detectives are arranging for transport back to his family.

We want to thank the public for the many tips that we received to help lead to the locating of Mr Waldo. Our citizens can be proud of the dedicated and continuous work of our patrol and investigations divisions along with the help offered by our partnering agencies that assisted in the search including Lenoir County Emergency Services and the Goldsboro Police Department.

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The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office is seeking the assistance of the public with locating Steven Michael Waldo, 24, who walked away from his residence south of Kinston. A Silver Alert has been issued for Waldo due to previous mental health issues and medical conditions that cause the LCSO to be concerned for his safety. The LCSO has received numerous calls from citizens who saw Waldo that have helped lead the investigation this far.

Detectives have identified Waldo from camera reviews at local businesses. Based on the information and picture, he was safe as of Sunday at 10 a.m., in which camera footage showed him at the Murphy Express Gas Station.

Detectives now believe that Waldo was picked up by an unknown person somewhere on N.C. 11 South and taken to the Murphy Express and the Kinston Pointe shopping center. This area of U.S. 70 in Kinston is a high traffic area and it is possible that Waldo managed to get picked up and taken to another location.


The updated pictures show that Waldo has a beard and confirms the clothing he was wearing include a red flannel shirt and black jeans. Based on interviews, it is believed Waldo was trying to get a ride to Goldsboro.

If you have any information or have seen this person, please contact the LCSO dispatch center at 252-559-6118.

NOTE: The attached picture with the black hoodie is not current. Waldo has a beard but this is a photo to allow viewing of his facial features.

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