New Kent deputies find missing man who may have dementia

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NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The New Kent Sheriff’s Office has found a missing man after asking for the public’s help in locating his whereabouts.

Deputies say, Gordon Alonzo Thompson, Sr.. 64, left his home in the 5700 block of New Kent Highway around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.

He stated that he was going to visit his sister in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, deputies added. Thompson never arrived at his destination, however.

The Sheriff’s Office added that his sister was unaware of his intended visit.  Additionally, Thompson’s credit card was last used on Monday, in Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

Thompson was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, dark grey pants, grey shoes and a black hat along with prescription glasses and a scruffy white beard. Thompson left his home in a red-door 2011 Toyota Corolla with the state tags UVR-8547. 

Deputies added that he does not have a cell phone with him or his prescribed medications.  According to Thompson’s family, he has been displaying signs of dementia. 

On Tuesday, New Kent deputies said Thompson had been found safe.

Anyone having any information on Mr. Gordon Alonzo Thompson, Sr., is asked to contact The New Kent Sheriff’s Office at (804) 966-9500 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.


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