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Williamsburg Police seek information on missing wheelchair-bound man

Timothy Kendall Perry (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)
Timothy Kendall Perry (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)

UPDATE at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020: Williamsburg Police said Timothy Kendall Perry was found safe by Newport News Police Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Authorities are asking the public for help in finding a man who was reported missing Wednesday.

Williamsburg Police said Timothy Kendall Perry, 53, is a resident of Envoy of Williamsburg.

A family member told police Perry arranged transportation to Newport News for an unknown doctor’s appointment Tuesday and has not returned to Envoy – police received the report at around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Perry is disabled and wheelchair-bound. He suffers from muscular dystrophy, lung disease, respiratory failure, asthma, hypertension, and general weakness, police said.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen Perry or know of his whereabouts to call Williamsburg Police at 757-220-2331.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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