VSP: Senior Alert issued for missing Charlotte County man

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police are searching for a senior with a cognitive impairment who was reported missing in Charlotte County on Monday.

(Photo: Courtesy Virginia State Police)

The alert has been issued on behalf of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, who is looking for 74-year-old Richard L. Bankston, who was last seen on Monday, Jan. 18 around 12:30 p.m. along Richardson Road in Keysville.

Police describe Bankston as a man who is 6’1″ tall, weighs about 200 pounds, and has blue eyes with bald/gray hair.

He was possibly wearing a long sleeve, dark-colored shirt; full-length, dark-colored nylon sweatpants; white tennis shoes; a dark-colored jacket; and a stocking cap.

Authorities say Bankston could be driving a 2007 Gold Toyota Camry with a Virginia tag, AED-6053.

The investigating agency determined Bankston’s disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety as he suffers from cognitive impairment.

If you believe you see Bankston, you are asked to call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 542-5141.

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