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Missing Person

Post Date:02/04/2020 10:34 AM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE          

Media Contact: Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: January 24, 2020          

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888      

OCA: 2020-000744


 Missing Person


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance locating John Lavender, who was reported as a missing person on January 10, 2020. Lavender was last seen on December 10, 2019, in the area of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.


John Lavender is described as a: 

  • White Male
  • 69 years old
  • Unknown Clothing Description
  • Approximately 5’09” in Height
  • Weighing 202 lbs


John Lavender


If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of John Lavender, they are asked to immediately call 911, contact Detective C Kempf with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 261-4871, or contact Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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