ALEA: Missing 97-year-old Tuscaloosa man found

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (11/5): The Tuscaloosa Police Department and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have confirmed that 97-year-old Cecil McAllister has been located.

McAllister’s condition is not yet known.


UPDATE (11/1): The search for 97-year-old Cecil McAllister of Tuscaloosa has been resumed, according to Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue.

The search had been suspended Thursday.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of McAlister, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867 or the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121.


2 p.m. Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith says the search for missing 97-year-old Cecil McAllister has been suspended. Unfortunately, crews have not found him.

According to the chief , they have looked everywhere possible and decided to call off the search for now.

10 a.m.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department has released more information regarding missing 97-year-old Cecil B. McAllister:

  • McAlister is 5’4 in height.
  • He weighs around 130 pounds.
  • He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, jeans and baseball-style cap
  • He was last near Highway 216.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department, Tuscaloosa Fire Department Wilderness Rescue and the Red Mountain Rescue Dogs are continuing the search for McAlister.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of McAlister, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867 or the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121.

10/30

Tuscaloosa Police are searching for a missing man.

They are looking for 97-year-old Cecil McAllister. He was last seen Tuesday evening in the 200 block of 70th Way NE near Hurricane Creek. His family says he routinely walks five miles each day.

Police and fire crews called off the search Tuesday night. They say they will resume Wednesday morning.

We are working to learn more about the search and get more information from authorities.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.


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