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Senior Alert issued cancelled after missing 87-year-old located

Posted at 3:19 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 18:18:23-04

TAZEWELL, Va. — A Senior Alert issued by Virginia State Police has been cancelled after a missing 87-year-old man last seen Friday night in Tazewell was found safe.

Police said 87-year-old Billy Frank Puckett was last seen at Riverside Drive at 9 p.m. and is believed to be in danger. He is described as a white male with blue eyes and gray hair, about six feet tall and weighing 285 pounds.

Billy Frank Puckett

Puckett was last seen wearing a gray short sleeve Wrangler shirt, khaki pants, black velcro Reebok tennis shoes and a tan Richlands baseball cap. Police believe he is traveling in a white 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck with the Virginia license plate VWE-9444.

Police said Puckett suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety.

No additional details were released.