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Authorities ask public for help in finding York County man who was last seen Sunday

Richard Bateman (WYDaily/Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)
Richard Bateman (WYDaily/Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

UPDATE April 12, 2020: Richard M. Bateman has been found safe, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.


The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in finding a 51-year-old man who was last seen Sunday.

The sheriff’s office received the missing person report for Richard M. Bateman Thursday.

He was last seen Sunday in the 100 block of Dryden Lane in York County possibly riding a red 2000 Yamaha motorcycle. Bateman is 6 feet tall, 250 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

“Bateman is believed to be in need of medical assistance due to a pre-existing medical condition and investigators believe that he has run out of his medication,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen Bateman or know of his whereabouts to contact your local law enforcement agency or the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office at 757-890-3621.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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