Second Senior Alert Activated in Norfolk Within 24 Hours; 69-Yr.-Old Man Missing

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The Virginia State Police (VSP) has activated a Senior Alert for Richard Byron Thompson, a 69-year-old man who has disappeared from Norfolk (Courtesy of VSP)

UPDATE (July 26, 2021): Both Mr. Thompson and Ms. Patterson have been safely located and the Senior Alerts have been deactivated.

NORFOLK — Virginia State Police (VSP) has activated its second Senior Alert in Norfolk within a 24 hour span. This time it is for a missing at-risk man.

Norfolk City Police Department (NCPD) is looking for Richard Byron Thompson, a 69-year-old white male. He is described as being 5’5″, 150 lbs., with hazel eyes and grey/white hair. He also wears an eye patch to cover what the department describes as a “droopy left eye.”

He was last seen at 8:30 p.m. on July 23, 2021 at the 400 block of Dundaff St. in Norfolk. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with white stripes, blue jeans cuffed at the ankles, black high top sneakers, and a thin gold chain. NCPD said that Thompson has visible scratches on his arms with what the department describes as “bleed marks.”

He was not driving a vehicle when Thompson left his last known location and is presumed to be on foot.

Thompson suffers from a cognitive impairment and the investigating agency notes that it has determined that Thompson’s disappearance is a credible threat to his health and safety.

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Earlier today, VSP activated a Senior Alert for another missing Norfolk resident, 62-year-old Sheron Patterson. She is described as a Black woman, 5’1″ ft. in height, weighing 145 lbs. with brown eyes, and black and gray hair. She is possibly wearing a long blue short-sleeved dress. Patterson was last seen on Friday, July 23 at 600 Gresham Dr.

As of 8:20 p.m. on July 24, Patterson has not been reported as located.

If you have any information, you are asked to call NCPD at (757)441-5610. Information can also be found on the Twitter page for VSP Alerts.

 

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