Authorities have located Billy Leroy Bowman in Catawba County who was reportedly found safe and in good health. The announcement came around 11:00 p.m. on April 15th prompting officials to cancel the Silver Alert previously issued by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. The search that had been initiated several hours earlier was launched to help located the 83-year-old Alexander County resident which had not been seen or heard from for more than 24 hours after departing in his vehicle for Gaston County. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those who helped spread the word of the search for Mr. Bowman by re-posting the news release sent out earlier this evening.