UPDATE: Missing man found safe

Greg Tyler

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

UPDATE

     Greg Tyler, reported missing by concerned friends on Wednesday, has been located, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday.

     “I spoke to Greg just a few minutes ago,” Sibbett said, expressing gratitude to local newspapers and social media in the effort to locate Tyler.

     Look for more on this story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

Wednesday post

     Police have taken up the search for a homeless man not seen by merchants in downtown Tabor City in weeks, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     Greg Tyler, 56, was last seen on July 24, Bluebird Café owner Pam Byrd said when she contacted police Wednesday, Sibbett’s report said.

     Tyler is known to most downtown merchants, and was often seen watering hanging basket plants along Main Street and Hickman Road.

     Police have checked a Green Sea Road address where Tyler was known to stay, but have not found him, Sibbett said. There are medical issues, with Tyler diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatitis.

     Tyler was described as standing six feet, one inch tall, weighing 150 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

     Anyone who knows where Tyler may be is asked to contact the Tabor City Police Department at 910-653-3149.

     Look for updates here as events warrant and in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.