UPDATED: Fayetteville police seek help reuniting Vietnam vet with missing walking cane

UPDATE: The cane has been recovered, according to police.

Fayetteville police are asking for help from the public in identifying two women who may know the whereabouts of a local Vietnam veteran’s missing walking cane.

Courtesy, Fayetteville Police Department

Police said Harold Bottoms was shopping at Walmart on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday, Dec. 1 when he mistakenly left his cane in a shopping cart. He returned to the store, but wasn’t able to find the cane. Bottoms told police he’d purchased the cane in 1966 while serving in Vietnam.

After checking surveillance footage, police spotted two women pushing a shopping cart with the cane, according to a post on the Fayetteville Police Department’s Facebook page

From the post:

We are hoping someone recognizes the ladies in the photograph. They were seen pushing the cart with his cane. We are hopeful they have information as to the current location of the cane.

Anyone with information about the identity of the women is urged to contact Officer Kristin Mercado at 479-587-3555.