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78-year-old Charles City man re-united with family

Posted at 11:31 AM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 10:30:18-04

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. — The Charles City County Sheriff’s Office reports that Mr. Leon Whitehead has been located safely and reunited with his family. Sheriff Jones with the Charles City Sheriff’s Office thanks the “great citizens, my staff and all of the other law enforcement agencies that assisted in locating Mr. Whitehead.”

The 78-year-old was believed to be in great danger after he went missing yesterday, Saturday April 13. Around 7am the sheriff’s office received a tip that he was traveling eastbound on I-64 and stopped to ask a James City County Police Officer for directions back to Charles City County just before he was reported missing. He was driving a black 1997 Ford F150 pick-up truck with Virginia tags ZW-3772. The truck has a distinctive scene painting on the tail gate of an eagle, his family says. Mr. Whitehead is 5’5″ and 172 pounds with grey hair and brown eyes.