Vigil planned for man missing 1 week, Silver Alert continues


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Friends are planning a vigil this weekend for a man missing for a week.

The NC Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert earlier this week for Julius Cole Rassin. He was last seen Feb. 16 at Kat 5 Kava on 123 Grace St. in downtown Wilmington wearing a grey turtleneck, dark jeans, tan deck shoes, a black leather jacket and a long white scarf.

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Officials say he is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

The CUE Center for Missing Persons says Rassin tends to follow railroad tracks and stays away from public roads. he might also travel through the woods.

According to a Facebook event page, a vigil called “Lighting the Way Home” will be held Sunday at 6:15 p.m. on the Wilmington Riverfront “in hopes that Cole knows we are here for him and we can’t wait for you to come home- and we love you so much.”

If you have any information on where he may be, call the Wilmington Police Department.