Missing Buchanan County couple found safe

Geraldine and Charles Wilmer, missing from Buchanan County, VA
Geraldine and Charles Wilmer, missing from Buchanan County, VA(Buchanan County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT
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BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Charles and Geraldine Wilmer have been found safe, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. They had gotten lost and were found in Galax.

ORIGINAL STORY: A couple from Buchanan County is missing and sheriff’s deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout.

Investigators say Charles and Geraldine (Ruby) Wilmers left their home in the Slate Creek section of the county Wednesday, headed to a 3 p.m. appointment in Princeton, West Virginia. They never showed up.

About 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, they spoke to a Bluefield Police officer, who gave them directions because they were lost. Buchanan County Chief Deputy Mike Ratchford says the couple was then spotted about 8 p.m. Wednesday on exit 118 in Christiansburg, and then seen on Roanoke Street headed toward the Cracker Barrel restaurant.

They were driving a green 1996 Ford Ranger pickup with Virginia license plate YST-5535. (The truck pictured is not the same truck, but is similar.)

If you have any information regarding the Wilmers’ whereabouts, you’re asked to contact the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office at 276-935-2313.

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