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Missing Fairfax man found safe in Sussex County

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78-year-old James Rufus Thompson

Virginia State Police say a man reported missing from Fairfax County has been found safe in Sussex County.

The Virginia State Police has issued a Senior Alert Tuesday night for 78-year-old James Rufus Thompson.

Thompson was last seen on Monday in Fairfax, wearing a checkered shirt, black pants, and a red, white, and blue ball cap.

He is a black male, 5’7″ and about 177 pounds.


Picture of a similar vehicle, provided by police.

Thompson was believed to have been driving a tan 2006 GMC Savana van with plate number VPJ-6172.

Thompson suffers from cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a threat to his health and safety.

He has family in both the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area.

If you have any information on the Thompson’s whereabouts call 1-703-691-2131.

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