Trakoven Norris, 41, has not been seen since Sunday, Feb. 2. On Monday, his pickup truck was found parked in front of a metal building across from the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department on N.C. 101, with his wallet and cell phone on the front seat.
Though he lives in Havelock, Norris has relatives in the Harlowe area.
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Major David McFadyn said that an initial search of the area had been done Monday, Feb. 3. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes and Craven EMS director Stanley Kite worked together with searchers from several volunteer ambulance and fire companies. One sheriff’s dog, Ringo, and another K-9 from Lenoir County assisted with the search, as is a Highway Patrol helicopter. McFadyn estimated about 30 men and women were involved in the search.
Iinvestigators are also chasing down leads.
"Nobody’s heard from him, which is very unusual," he said.
"We just want to make sure we’ve done a thorough search," McFadyn said. "We’ve had a lot of good cooperation from the community.
"We certainly want to locate Mr. Norris for his benefit and for his family’s."
Anyone with information on Norris is asked to call the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-633-2537 or 252-633-0498.