Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Silver Alert: Laurence Howard Nichol, 79, Mon County

UPDATE 10/9/12:

State Police issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly man from Monongalia County. Police received a call a little after 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, that Laurence Howard Nichol went missing from his daughter's Turtle Creek home in Morgantown. More than 100 people, including search crews, volunteers, and police were out searching for the man.

Nichol is seventy-nine years old, weighs 145 pounds, and has blue eyes. He also has gray hair, and was last seen wearing a red jacket, light colored pants, and brown shoes. Nichol suffers from Alzheimer's and walks with a limp.

Police say he should have contact information in his pocket. LT. Roger Gidley of the Mon County Sheriff's Department said, "We have three or four canines that are coming out, that specialize in tracking. We're in the process now of getting a helicopter here with the thermal imager, so we can look for any heat source out in the woods."

If you've seen Nichol, please call the West Virginia State Police at 304-624-7573. You can also call the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department at 304-291-7260.

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