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Police holding out hope for missing Derry man

Union Leader Correspondent

March 21. 2018 12:10AM

LONDONDERRY — Police say they still hope to locate a missing Derry man who has not been seen for more than a week.

Joshua Devoe, 21, was last seen by family on March 11 at 10 p.m. in Derry.

He was then dropped off at a house in Londonderry, could not enter the residence and is believed to have left on foot, police say.

He was wearing a dark pea coat with large buttons at the time of his disappearance. Police have conducted a canine sweep in areas of Londonderry.

Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas said the family told officers there may be a substance issue with Devoe. According to police reports, he has been previously cited for unlawful possession of alcohol.

“We’ve dealt with these types of situations before, where maybe someone is out of touch for a little bit. That might be the reason why,” Thomas said. “We don’t know what the reason ... is at this point; we haven’t been able to locate him. We’re still optimistic that we’re going to find him in one piece and hopefully not in a bad way.”

Anyone with information on Devoe or his current whereabouts is asked to contact Derry police at 432-6111 or Londonderry police at 432-1118.

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