Missing man in Buncombe Co. found safe, deputies say

Paul Pearson
Paul Pearson(Buncombe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 4:45 PM EDT
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said a missing 54-year-old man from Candler has been found.

Deputies said Paul David Pearson was last seen leaving his house on March 12 wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Deputies described Pearson as 6 feet 1 inch tall with brown hair and blue eyes. They added that he could be going by the alias “John David McKinney.”

On Thursday, deputies said Pearson was found safe.