Silver Alert canceled, missing man found

A Silver Alert for James Ray Casto has been canceled.
A Silver Alert for James Ray Casto has been canceled.(West Virginia State Police)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:35 PM EST
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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Putnam County 911 dispatcher told WSAZ that James Ray Casto, 72, was found alive in Poca.

He’s being checked out for any possible injuries.

The Silver Alert issued for Casto has been canceled.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Silver Alert was issued late Tuesday night for a missing man from Putnam County.

James Ray Casto, 72, was last seen in the Bancroft area of the county, West Virginia State Police say.

He is described as 5 feet 7 and 130 pounds with blue eyes and gray facial hair. Troopers say he is bald.

Investigators say Casto was last seen wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, blue pajama pants, a ball cap, and boots. They’re unsure which way he was headed, but he was walking.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.

Anyone who sees Casto is asked to call the Putnam County 911 center at 304-586-0246.

Investigators are working on getting a photo of Casto. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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