Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is now assisting Buena Vista Police Department in their search for Chad Austin.
Austin’s vehicle was found abandoned, with a dog inside, on Panther Falls Road Tuesday close to one p.m.
The dog was rescued from the car. Deputies then reached out to Austin’s family, who decided not to file a missing person report at that time.
Austin was last seen on Monday. He was officially reported missing on Wednesday.
He is described as 6’0″ tall, anywhere between 150-170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.
Several other agencies, including Virginia State Police, SAR, US Park Police and other agencies, are actively searching for Austin.