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Week-long search ends when driver spots missing man walking along street

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 08:25:39-04

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. -- The six-day search for a missing Greensville County man ended Monday when someone spotted Clarence Nix Jr. walking down the road. Greensville County Sheriff Tim Jarrett said an alert citizen spotted Nix on Otterdale Road and offered him a ride.

Nix's parents learned late Monday afternoon their son was safe and in fairly good condition.

"I don't know what we could do without him," his father Clarence Sr. said.

Sheriff Jarrrett said Nix was dehydrated and in need of his medication, but otherwise OK.

The 40-year-old developmentally challenged man disappeared last week after he became agitated during his daily visit to mental health facility and ran into the woods near Interstate 95. Search crews from across the Commonwealth descended on Greensville County to try to find Nix. During that time, the heat index hit triple digits.

"Clarence Nix has been located and is in good spirits," Sheriff Jarrett said in a statement. "Thank you for your encouragement and prayers sent to the family and to the search and rescue personnel."