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Police locate missing Charlotte man after 10 days, he is home safe with family

Nelson has been diagnosed with cognitive and medical issues and is known to ride his bike in the area of Phillips Place and around the South Park Mall area.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department with the Pineville Police Department located the missing 38-year-old man. 

Sunday afternoon Devray Nelson was located by officers behind businesses in the 8900 block of Pineville-Matthews Road.  An employee at one of the nearby businesses called 911, asking officers to check on him.  

Police said Nelson was transported to a nearby hospital for precautionary reasons and has since been released. Nelson is now in the care of his family.

According to police, Devray Nelson left his home on a bicycle on July 2 at around 2:00 p.m.  

Police said after Nelson did not return home, a family member became concerned and contacted CMPD. Nelson has been diagnosed with cognitive and medical issues and is known to ride his bike in the area of Phillips Place and around the South Park Mall area.  

Police believe he may be trying to make his way to Statesville, NC. Nelson has a prosthetic lower leg and walks with a distinctive heavy-footed gait.  Nelson is approximately 5'1" and weighs 135 pounds. 

Anyone with information on Nelson's whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.  

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