Missing 79-year-old found safe in Virginia Beach


George M. Holton Jr.

UPDATE (8/13/19) — Virginia State Police announced Tuesday night that George Holton Jr. was found safe in Virginia Beach.

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A missing 79-year-old from Tennessee was last believed to be driving through the Suffolk area Monday night.

George M. Holton Jr. was last seen around 10:15 a.m. Monday at 540 Creedmore Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, but authorities believe he was heading north.

Virginia State Police later issued a Senior Alert at 10:40 p.m. Monday on behalf of the Signal Mountain Police Department in Tennessee.

Holton’s believed to be driving a black 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with Tennessee tag 5G68P9.

Troopers say he’s believed to be in danger due to a cognitive impairment. Anyone who’s seen Holton should call 911.

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