UPDATE: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office attempting To locate a missing man from the Candler area of Buncombe County

Update, March 16, 11:20 a.m.:

Paul David Pearson has been located and is safe. Thank you to all who shared this message.

Original press release from Buncombe County Sheriff, March 15 4:40 p.m.:

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Candler area of Buncombe County.

Paul David Pearson is a 54 year old male who is approximately 6’1”. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Pearson was last seen at his residence on 3/12/23 wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and blue jean pants. Pearson may also be going by the alias “John David McKinney.”

Anyone with information about the location of Paul Pearson is asked to contact the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 250-6670.


La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Buncombe está tratando de localizar a un hombre desaparecido del área de Candler.
Paul David Pearson tiene 54 años, mide aproximadamente 6′ 1″. Él tiene pelo oscuro y ojos azules. El Sr. Pearson fue visto por última vez en su residencia el 12 de marzo de 2023 vistiendo una camisa azul de manga larga y pantalones de mezclilla azules. Pearson también puede usar el alias “John David McKinney”.
Cualquier persona que tenga información sobre la ubicación de Paul Pearson debe comunicarse con la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Buncombe al (828) 250-6670.

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