Wednesday, April 24, 2024

James City County Police are asking for help in finding missing man

Gregoire Alan Welty (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)
Gregoire Alan Welty (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)

The James City County Police is asking the public for help in finding a man missing since Aug. 11.

He’s 57-year-old Gregoire Alan Welty.

Welty used to live in James City County but had recently leased an apartment in Williamsburg, police said.

Police said the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office reached out to James City County authorities regarding a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta belonging to Welty found on Roxbury Road, an abandoned road, in Charles City County.

The keys to the vehicle and Welty’s wallet were inside of the vehicle, police said.

Welty’s last known communication was via telephone on Aug. 11. Authorities did not elaborate, but said attempts to locate Welty at both of his addresses have been unsuccessful.

Welty is considered “missing endangered,” but not a danger to the public, police said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on Welty’s whereabouts to call the James City County Police Department at 757-253-1800.

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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