Update: Public's Assistance Requested in Missing Person Investigation

Published on November 03, 2023

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Charlotte, N.C. - (Friday, November 3, 2023) – Mrs. Denyse Hicks Ray has been located unharmed and has been reunited with family.




Public's Assistance Requested in Missing Person Investigation


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 68-year-old Denyse Hicks Ray.

Mrs. Ray was last seen by family at the bus stop in the 6800 block of Northlake Mall Drive on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Mrs. Ray frequently uses city bus transportation.  Mrs. Ray was last seen wearing joggers, with a cream-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue tennis shoes and a blue head wrap. 

Mrs. Ray is suffering from a cognitive impairment and a Missing and Endangered Alert has been issued.

Anyone with information on Mr. Rays’ whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. 

For additional information, please refer to the report: 20231102-2026-00

Missing Person Information:

Denyse Hicks Ray

Black, Female, DOB: 05/15/1955

Height: 5’3”, Weight: 130 lbs.

Hair: Brown    Eyes: Brown

Last Known Location: 6800 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte

Clothing Description: Joggers, cream colored hooded sweatshirt and blue tennis shoes




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