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Have you seen him? Police searching for Southwest Virginia man missing for more than one week

William Arthur Cole Jr (Photo: Buchanan Co. Sheriff’s Office)
William Arthur Cole Jr (Photo: Buchanan Co. Sheriff’s Office)(WJHL)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 2:47 AM EDT
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GRUNDY, Va. (WJHL) – Buchanan County authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man who has not been seen in about a week and a half.

CBS affiliate WJHL reports the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office is trying locate William Arthur Cole Jr., 76, after he was reported missing on Monday.

Investigators believe he may have gone walking in the woods near his home in the Chicken Ridge section of the county. First responders searched the area around Cole’s home Monday evening before they suspended the search due to darkness. The search will resume Tuesday morning.

Cole is 5′5″ and weighs about 185 pounds, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office at 276-935-2313.