From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office:
According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, at approximately 6:36 p.m. last night the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing elderly person. The staff at Bowling Green Health Care Center reported that Richard Robertson, a 71 year old white male, had walked away from the facility located at 102 Anderson Avenue in the town of Bowling Green.
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. There has been one report of Robertson walking west on Route 207 about 6 pm yesterday evening.
Members of the Caroline Sheriff’s Office, Caroline Fire and Rescue and Fort A. P. Hill Fire responded. Assistance was requested from the Virginia State Police aviation and canine units as well as deputies from the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office. An extensive air and ground search was conducted from 7pm last night and continued until 3am this morning. An activation page of the Caroline Alert system was sent to alert those citizens participating in the program of the missing person.
Robertson suffers from dementia and is in need of medication for a number of medical issues. If anyone has contact with Mr. Robertson, please call 911 immediately. His photograph appears below. Please be aware that when he departed, Robertson was clean shaven.