Missing man who is ‘non-verbal’ found safe in Georgetown


UPDATE: Roy was found safe in Georgetown County by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. He was escorted back to Horry County and reunited with his parents and siblings around 1:05 p.m. on Thursday.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, just after 11:30 a.m. deputies responded to the north side of the former bridge over the Pee Dee and Black Rivers that now is a fishing pier. There they found Roy Hardee who was in good health.

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – The Horry County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find a 29-year-old, non-verbal man missing since early Thursday. 

Roy Hardee was last seen around 5 a.m. on the 500 block of Woodland Drive near Murrells Inlet. 

Roy is non-verbal, police said, which may put him at increased risk. 

He is approximately 5’6″ and 225 lbs, with a shaved head, scraggly beard, and glasses. 

At the time he was last seen, he was wearing shorts, a tank top, and teal-colored Crocs. 

Anyone with information about his location is asked to call local authorities immediately. 

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