Senior alert cancelled, missing elderly man found safe

Rodney Turnboo
Rodney Turnboo(Harrisonburg Police Department)
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 3:19 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Harrisonburg Police Department gave an update Tuesday morning that 79-year-old Rodney Turnboo has been found safe.

Police say he was reported missing Sunday morning and was safely located Tuesday morning near Petersburg, West Virginia. Arrangements have been made to bring him home and the senior alert has been cancelled.

UPDATE - 6:30 am… Rodney Turnboo, 79, of Harrisonburg, who had been reported missing Sunday morning, has been safely...

Posted by Harrisonburg Police Department on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Harrisonburg Police responded to the 500 block of E. Rock St. for a report of a missing elderly man around 10:30 Sunday morning.

Rodney Turnboo is a 79-year-old white man, 5′ 9″ tall and 247 lbs. with hazel eyes and grey hair.

Turnboo is believed to have left his home driving a 2016 Dark Grey Jeep Patriot with Virginia Registration UND-9050.

Rodney Turnboo Car
Rodney Turnboo Car(Harrisonburg Police Department)

Police say, Turnboo most likely left during the early Sunday morning, but he was last seen around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

Turnboo suffers an extensive medical history and may not be able to find his way home or speak in full sentences due to memory loss.

HPD is actively investigating this case and requests anyone with information to assist with locating Turnboo or is able to provide any information as to his whereabouts, to contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at (540) 434-4436 or by calling 911. Anonymous tips related to this incident can be received by calling (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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