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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Missing Fredericksburg man found safe

UPDATE: Missing man Gilbert Wood was found unharmed this morning in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. More details will be available later.


Gilbert Wood

At the request of  the Fredericksburg Police Department, the Virginia State Police has issued a Senior Alert for a missing Fredericksburg man.

 Gilbert Wood, 82, was last seen at Mill Park Terrace Apartments in the 2200 block of Caroline Street on Wednesday, January 11 around 11:00 am.  He was reported missing at 9:30 pm by a friend who lives in the apartment complex.

 Mr. Wood is presumed to be driving his 1986 Chevrolet Astrovan, tan in color, with Virginia license plates MP9220.  Mr. Wood suffers from a heart condition and dementia, and it appears that all of his medications were left behind in his residence.  Mr. Wood was also reported missing in July 2011, and on that occasion he was located unharmed in Loudoun County.  

 Mr. Wood is a white male, 5’8” and 175 pounds.  Today is his birthday.

 Anyone who has information concerning Mr. Wood or his vehicle should contact the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540-373-3122.