Senior Alert canceled after Virginia man found safe

Lawrence Thomas, reported missing from Albemarle County, Virginia
Lawrence Thomas, reported missing from Albemarle County, Virginia(Virginia State Police)
Published: Nov. 12, 2022 at 6:09 AM EST
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Lawrence Thomas has been found safe, according to Virginia State Police.

EARLIER STORY: Virginia State Police have issued a Senior Alert on behalf of Albemarle County Police as part of the search for a missing 78-year-old man.

Police are looking for Lawrence Gaines Thomas, who is white, 5′ 5″ and 130 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair. He was last reported seen November 11 at 5 p.m. at the Food Lion supermarket on Scottsville Road in Scottsville, Virginia. He may be driving a black 2016 Nissan Rogue with Virginia license plate number ULP-1923 and a bumper sticker that says, “Blessed.”

Police say Thomas suffers from a cognitive impairment that makes his disappearance a credible threat to his health and safety.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Albemarle County Police dispatch at 434-977-9041.