Missing 16-year-old Hanover County boy found safe

UPDATE: The Hanover County Police told 8News Monday morning that James Donye Simonsom was located safely on Sunday evening.

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Hanover Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing juvenile.

James Donye Simonson, 16, was last seen in the 6300 block of Kristy Star Lane in Hanover County.

Simonson is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall and weighs 270 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. Simonson could possibly be heading to North Carolina in a small red two-door hatchback, unknown make.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of James Simonson, is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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