A press conference was held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:15 p.m. to discuss the search for 81-year-old Charles Edward George. George was last seen at 10 p.m. on Oct. 23, at his residence in the 2000 block of Dansbury Drive NW. He was reported missing at 4 a.m. on Oct. 24. The following agencies are assisting in the search:
- Roanoke Police Department
- Roanoke Fire-EMS
- Roanoke County Police Department
- Roanoke County Fire and Rescue
- Salem Fire-EMS
- Franklin County Department of Public Safety
- Blacksburg Rescue Squad
- Commonwealth Search and Rescue
- Black Diamond Search and Rescue
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Crews have searched a 1-mile radius of urban area near Hershberger Road to Peters Creek Road to I-581. Teams will be widening the search from there.
Additional search volunteers aren’t needed at this time, but residents can help by checking their property (e.g., sheds, outbuildings, basements). If you see Mr. George, please call 911 or 540-853-2211. Please stay tuned to social media for updates.