Durham County

Silver alert issued for missing woman, whose name has been corrected by police

Durham police have issued a silver alert for Joanna Fonda Thorn, pictured.
Durham police have issued a silver alert for Joanna Fonda Thorn, pictured. Submitted

Durham Police Department investigators are trying to locate 65-year-old Joanna Fonda Thorn. She was last seen on Monday, Aug. 7, just before sunset on Mangum Street in Durham.

Thorn, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, is described as a black female, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

A silver alert has been issued.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department’s front desk at (919) 560-4427 or 911.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Durham Police Department updated this report shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday to correct the missing woman’s name and height. Their statement said the incorrect name and height were reported to them Wednesday.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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