Lincoln deputies ask for help in locating missing man


Pictured: Rene Garcia Gomez – Picture courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s office

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Denver, NC man.

Rene Garcia Gomez, 38, of Grassy Creek Road was last seen leaving to go work on January 16, 2020 around 7:00 a.m. He has brown eyes and brown hair, weighs 175 pounds and is 5 feet – 6 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, blue sweatpants and black sneakers.

Gomez has been diagnosed with medical conditions and is supposed to take medication daily. He did not take his medication with him. Mr. Gomez drives a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor, gray in color, with North Carolina license plate DED-2036. The vehicle also has paint peeling from the roof and hood area. He is known to frequent big box stores in Mooresville and Hickory.

Anyone with information on Mr. Gomez’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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Author: Staff Writer