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Authorities find missing elderly Southwest Virginia couple found safe in Galax

They were missing for about a day

Charles,  Ruby Wilmer and a similar truck to the one they were last seen in.
Charles, Ruby Wilmer and a similar truck to the one they were last seen in. (Buchanan County Sheriff's Office)

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. – Great news to share as Charles and Ruby Wilmer have been found and they are safe!

They were found in Galax after getting lost while driving, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is making arrangements to make sure they get home safely.


ORIGINAL STORY

Have you seen Charles and Ruby Wilmer?

On Wednesday, they were going from the Slate Creek part of Buchanan County to a 3 p.m. doctor’s appointment in Princeton, West Virginia, but never arrived.

At 2:20 p.m., they talked with a Bluefield, Virginia, police officer and told him they were lost, so he gave them directions.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday someone believes they spotted the two in Christiansburg near the Ruby Tuesday on Roanoke Street, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.

The two were last seen in a green 1996 Ford Ranger with Virginia tags YST-5535.

Anyone with information about where the Wilmers may be is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 276-935-2313.


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