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RPD searching for three missing persons



From RPD
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate three individuals who’ve each been missing for several months.

“After months without word from their loved ones, the families of these individuals have genuine concern for their safety,” said Major Crimes Detective William Thompson. “We are working with our law enforcement partners in Virginia and out of state to bring these men home. We’re hoping someone may have seen them and can help us put their families’ minds at ease.”

William K. Dean Jr.
Dean, 52, was last seen on December 18, 2015 leaving Richmond Community Hospital. Known to be a drifter, he frequents Rudd’s Trailer Park in the 2900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway and areas in Richmond’s east end.

He is described as a white male, 5’6” tall, with blue eyes and brown hair, weighing approximately 175 pounds. He has scars on his right cheek and a tattoo of the name “Brenda” on his right arm.

Eric L. Bambacus
Bambacus, 55, was last seen on February 10, 2016 in the 3200 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. He has been known to wander the city as well as Henrico and Chesterfield counties, staying in abandoned buildings.

He is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing approximately 190 pounds.

Lander S. Freeman
Freeman, 73, was last seen on June 6, 2016 in the 1500 block of Silver Avenue after leaving his home to walk to Kings Market. His walking stick was found on the porch of a friend’s home in the 1400 block of Silver Avenue.

He is described as a black male, 6’1” tall, with a medium complexion, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has an injury to one eye. He was last seen wearing a coat with fur around the hood and “Obama” written on the back, green pants and a black fedora-type hat.

Anyone who sees any of these men or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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