08-07-2008, 08:30 PM #1
VA - Richard Roberston, 71, Caroline County, 3 Aug 2008
6 Aug 08
State Police need your help finding a missing elderly man. They say 71-year old Richard Roberston from Caroline County was last seen on Sunday, when he walked away from the Bowling Green Health Care Center.
Robertson is five feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. If you've seen him, call the Caroline County Sheriff's department at 804-633-2008.
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08-07-2008, 08:45 PM #2
Robertson has a tendency to walkout of homes and facilities so that he can find cigarettes and alcohol. On his last adventure when he left Mary Washington Hospital unnoticed recently, he was found at a local bar.
Lippa said a canine search led from the center to Anderson Avenue and Lee Street and then went cold. “There is a possibility he may have gotten picked up.” Lippa said.
There has been one report of Robertson walking west on Route 207 about 6 p.m. yesterday evening past the Bowling Green Food Lion.
Robertson is described as a white male, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray short sleeved shirt. Robertson also had rubber gloves in some of his belt loops. He was last seen about 5:00 p.m. walking away from the nursing home.
Robertson suffers from late-stage dementia and is in need of medication for a number of medical issues.
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08-17-2008, 07:33 AM #3Registered User
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Body of man missing from nursing home found
The body of a 71-year-old man missing from a Caroline County nursing home since Aug. 3. has been found.
The date and cause of death are under investigation. Additional information about where the body was found, and by whom, was not available from the sheriff's office last night.
The body of Richard Eddie Robertson was found about 10 a.m. Friday morning, according to a statement from Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa, released by Cenk Kalemdaroglu, an administrator at Bowling Green Healthcare Center.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic outcome of the exhaustive search to find Mr. Robertson," Kalemdaroglu wrote in a statement. "Our sincere condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We would like to thank all of the individuals and volunteers that have assisted in this search effort."
Kalemdaroglu said he could not answer any specific questions because of privacy issues.
The Caroline Sheriff's Office received a call about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, saying that Robertson was missing from the nursing home on Anderson Avenue. Robertson suffered from dementia.
Air and ground searches failed to find him. Lippa has said the last lead searchers had was when a dog tracked Robertson about a half mile to State Route 207 the evening he went missing.
Robertson's guardian, Carol Ewing of Bridges Senior Care Solutions, said yesterday that she was awaiting information about the time and cause of Robertson's death.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Spotsylvania Chapel, is handing arrangements.
Laura L. Hutchison: 540/374-5485
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