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Posted on: December 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Updated: Police Find Missing Person in Glenvar Area

Updated: At around 5 pm, Police located the missing Farmville man in the Glenvar area of Roanoke County.


Roanoke County Police are asking for the public’s help with a missing person case. They are searching for 70-year-old William Hairston, Sr. of Farmville, VA.

According to family, Hairston suffers from memory loss and gets confused easily. He’s been missing from the Farmville area since Tuesday, Dec 4. His family called Farmville police after Hairston failed to return home from the pharmacy. He was traveling alone and was last seen wearing a black coat and khaki colored pants. Hairston is a black male and is five-foot-eleven and weighs 240-pounds.

This afternoon (Friday, Dec 7), Roanoke County police received a call about a parked car on a private road near Dow Hollow Road in the Glenvar area of Roanoke County. The car – a 1993 maroon Pontiac – is Hairston’s vehicle. Hairston wears eyeglasses, which were found on the ground in the vicinity of the car.

Roanoke County police believe Hairston has been in the Glenvar area since Wednesday. Since finding his car, they have learned that a man fitting Hairston’s description was spotted by a property owner on Wednesday. A caller also phoned Roanoke County’s 911 Communications Center last night to report a suspicious person walking in the same area in which his vehicle was located.

Roanoke County police are asking people to call 911 immediately if they see anyone fitting Hairston’s description.

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