CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CMPD is investigating after a 66-year-old man disappeared Thursday when going to retrieve the mail.

Police say they spoke with Mary Godowitch, the James Godowitch's wife, who told them James left their home on Thursday around 8 a.m. to check the mail. He did not return.

After further investigation, police found that James purchased an Amtrak ticket from Charlotte to Durham.

The family is linked to Durham as Mary previously lived and worked there.

James suffers from cognitive issues and his erratic behavior has caused great concern for his family.

He is believed to be wearing dark pants, a long sleeve plaid shirt and glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.