Senior Alert issued for missing Virginia man

State Police issue silver alert for a missing 81-year-old

The Virginia State Police has issued a senior alert on behalf of the Newport News Police Department on 01/01/2018 at 0513 hours.

Newport News police are looking for Gerald Hamilton Adams, an 81-year-old man who was last seen Sunday evening.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


"Adams is 5′ 9" and weighs 160 pounds. When he was last seen, Adams was wearing a flannel shirt that was multi-colored with blue, brown jeans and black slippers.

Police said Adams wandered away from his home three times in the past week. He previously has been found at the Walmart in the area of Mercury Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

Search efforts by police have been unsuccessful, and they say he may need medical attention. According to police, Gerald Adams was located behind Faith Deliverance Church at the 6100 block of Roanoke Avenue. The service is free for eligible Newport News residents.

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