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Missing man left flowers at Virginia War Memorial

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Nov 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-26 12:08:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Richmond Police are looking for a missing man with a medical condition.

“Samuel P. Hoyt, 46, was last seen Friday morning, Nov. 22, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St.. He left all of his personal property at the memorial and has not been seen or heard from by family members since that time,” Richmond Police wrote in a media advisory.

A security guard at the memorial said he spotted Hoyt placing flowers near the eternal flame about 6:15 a.m. Friday. The guard said Hoyt asked for a pen so he could leave a note for a loved one.

Forty-five minutes after that encounter, the guard said he saw that Hoyt left his passport, drivers license and other personal items at the memorial.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rashaan Wigfall at 646-6769 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.