Search continues for missing Farmville man who never showed up to Richmond bus stop

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Detectives are worried about the safety of a 43-year-old man that went missing 11 days ago.

Derrick Elijah Gray was scheduled to get on the Chinese Express bus to New York City from the terminal near West Broad Street and Boulevard on Saturday, June 1st.

Police said Gray never boarded the bus and has not been seen since. Gray’s mother says she is worried for her son.

“He didn’t call to say he had made it there,”Lottie Gray said. “He didn’t call me on my birthday, and he never misses my birthday. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, he never miss … never.”

Her birthday was on June 4.

Detectives say they aren’t ruling anything out. They say Gray doesn’t have any known disabilities, but he does have asthma. They say that’s a possibility that could have played a role in his disappearance.

“Where is he right now? Detective A. Sleen said. “Why has he not made any contact with his family for 11 days? The worse that can happen is finding him harmed and deceased somewhere which is any family’s biggest, greatest fear.”

Gray is described as a 43 year old black male, 6’4” tall and weighing 280 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white tee-shirt under a black vest with a large red-and-white diamond pattern on the front, blue jean shorts, a white or light-colored ball cap and a single-strap sling-type backpack.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Derrick Elijah Gray is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Skinner at (804) 212-5686 or Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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