Police continue search, say 75-year-old missing Danville man traveled to Oklahoma City

Authorities said he has been treated for mental illnesses in the past


DANVILLE, Va. - Danville police have found new information on a missing 75-year-old man’s possible whereabouts.

They said they have received reliable information indicating that Herman Harston traveled on his own to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in September 2020 and was in good health at that time.

The police are working with Oklahoma City community members as they continue to search for him.

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A Senior Alert has been issued for a 75-year-old Danville man who was last seen six months ago, according to what his family told Virginia State Police.

On Feb. 19, Herman Harston’s family members told authorities that they had not seen or heard from him since he left his home on Chatelaine Avenue six months ago.

Authorities said Harston often used the city transit system. Police also said he has been treated for mental illness in the past and has some physical limitations.

Police said they have spent several days looking in area hospitals and speaking with extended family and friends.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Danville Police Department at 434-793-0000.

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