Middlesex family still searching for missing man Reggie Carter a year later

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MIDDLESEX, Va. (WAVY) — This month marks 1 year since a Middlesex man disappeared.

Despite the passing of time with no sign of 61-year-old “Reggie” Carter, his sister tells 10 On Your Side she isn’t giving up hope.

It’s been a year full of questions and pain for Carter’s family.

“He has two kids that miss him dearly,” said Safonya Martin.

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office says there have been no new developments, but they will continue to follow any they get.

“No leads, its like he vanished into thin air, leaving all valuables at home, keys, all vehicles, cell phone, his wallet,” Martin said. 

Martin says the community has been so supportive.

“The community really came out in unity,” she said.

She says they wore T-shirts with his picture on them, and they helped search for him when he first disappeared.

Martin’s now asking them to share their favorite memory of him on social media to keep his name and his face top of mind.

“Every time I go into the store someone stops and asks me, people will pull me to the side and pray with me and ask me if they found anything, they’re concerned because they miss and love Reggie,” she said.

Martin says Carter was a homebody and very routine. 

He would only go to cut people’s lawns, grab food and go to church.

She says he was always home by 5 p.m.

His sister wishes more resources were available in their rural community to help find him, but they won’t give up hope.

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