Man missing from UVA Medical Center found safe

UPDATE: Wallace Newell., Jr., 74, was safely located by a Virginia State Police Trooper in Northern Virginia, VSP said.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert for a man who went missing from UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville last week.

Police say 74-year-old Wallace Newell, Jr. was reported missing from UVA Medical Center on Friday, April 28. Newell, who suffers from a cognitive impairment and may be in danger, may be driving a white Oldsmobile Bravado with Ohio registration FKL7870.

NOTE: This is not the actual vehicle Newell is possibly operating.

Newell is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound white male who was last seen wearing a purple or possibly red short-sleeve t-shirt with khaki pants, possible white sneakers, a blue or denim light jacket or long-sleeved shirt.

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