VSP: Missing Chesapeake 19-year-old with autism found

19-year-old Jacob Donald Skeates (Credit: Virginia State Police) (WSLS)

Chesapeake, VirginiaUPDATE

Virginia State Police has canceled the missing person alert for 19-year-old Jacob Skeates, who they say has been found.

Skeates was reported missing out of Chesapeake on May 21, as we reported below.

Other details are limited at this time.


Virginia State Police has issued a missing person with autism alert on behalf of the Chesapeake Police Department.

19-year-old Jacob Donald Skeates was last seen Sunday, May 21 at 4:05 p.m. on foot at 1059 Eden Way North in Chesapeake.

Skeates is described as a white male, 5′ 9″, 130 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. Police say he is possibly wearing a light blue sweatshirt, khaki pants, and white tennis shoes.

According to the alert, the missing person has been diagnosed with autism and their disappearance poses a credible threat to their health and safety.

Contact the Chesapeake Police Department with any information regarding Skeates whereabouts at 757-382-6161.

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