CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Crews in Tucker County searched for an elderly man Tuesday who went missing earlier this week.
Raymond Epling disappeared Sunday from a home on Mirror Lake Drive in Canaan Valley. He has Alzheimer’s Disease.
According to a statement from the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department, crews from multiple communities and states participated in the search. Local businesses provided food and shelter for those involved in the search.
Epling currently lives in Lewisburg.
“It is possible that Mr. Epling was picked up by a well-intentioned passer-by and is trying to make his way to home,” the statement said.
Epling was last seen wearing jeans, a long-sleeved denim jacket with a West Virginia University emblem on the left pocket and white tennis shoes. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Tucker County Office of Emergency Management at 304-478-3927 or their local emergency office.