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Portsmouth detectives locate missing man in need of medication

Vernett Southall

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department’s Special Victims Unit say that a man who went missing a week ago has been found safe.

Authorities say 66-year-old Vernett Southall was last seen at his home in the 10 block of Dewey Street around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 before being found Friday.

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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