81-year-old Roanoke City man found safe

Published: Sep. 4, 2023 at 5:51 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: James Smith has been located safe, according to Roanoke Police.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Senior Alert has been issued for a missing Roanoke City man, according to Virginia State Police.

81-year-old James Herman Smith was last reported seen at 1:45 a.m. Monday on Orange Ave NW.

Police describe Smith as a Black man who stands 5′8″ and weighs 215 pounds, and has brown eyes and gray hair. Smith is possibly wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans with no belt, and is barefoot. He also has facial hair.

Police say Smith suffers from cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety.

Anyone with information on Smith’s location is asked to call the Roanoke City Police Department at 540-853-2212.