State issues Silver Alert for missing Tupelo man

Tupelo police identified the man as Rommie Lee Essex.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2019 6:53 PM
Updated: Feb. 26, 2019 11:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Tupelo man.

Police identified the man as Rommie Lee Essex, 79. His family says he may suffer from dementia.

He was last seen Tuesday in the area of the Best Western hotel in the 3100 block of North Gloster Street.

Essex stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds.  It is believed he is walking.

If you see him, you are asked to call 911.

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