Sheriff’s Office: Missing Buchanan Co. man found in WV after ‘auto accident’


VANSANT, Va. (WJHL) — UPDATE – A missing Buchanan County man has been found in Boone County, West Virginia, according to the sheriff’s office.

An updated release from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says Eugene “Pete” Childress was “involved in an auto accident but is OK.”

Mr. Childress’ family has been notified and was making arrangements to pick him up and return him home as of early Friday morning.

Mr. Childress is 77 years old and was reported missing on Thursday morning.

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The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing man.

The sheriff’s office is seeking the location of 77-year-old Eugene “Pete” Childress.

Childress left his home in the Slate Creek area of the county Thursday morning and was last seen in Chapmanville, West Virginia this evening, according to the sheriff’s office.

He is driving a white 2011 GMC Terrain with Virginia tag VMM 5090.

Anyone with information on Childress’ whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 276-935-2313.

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