UPDATE: Missing Parsonsburg man found unharmed

UPDATE 1 p.m. 6/8: Maryland State Police say Russell Shockley has been located unharmed.


PARSONSBURG, Md. — Maryland State Troopers from the Salisbury Barrack are asking for the public’s help in finding 84-year-old Russell William Shockley.

Troopers say they responded to Parsonsburg for the report of the missing, elderly man. According to police, Shockley was last seen leaving his home in a 2004 Golf Stream mobile home with Florida registration plates, and was believed to be headed toward Seaford, DE. We’re told Shockley suffers from dementia, and Alzheimer’s, along with other medical complications and may be without his proper medication.

During the investigation, police found that on June 7th,  Shockley came in contact with law enforcement in Symrna, when his mobile home had developed a flat tire.

Authorities and a local tow truck operator assisted him with his flat tire and provided him with extra gas, and other items in order to help him. Police say this was before MSP was informed of his missing status.

Police add that Shockley told relatives he was on his way back to Parsonsburg, but has not been seen since this encounter. Law enforcement have canvased the area Shockley was last seen and were unable to find him or his vehicle.

Due to the nature and health of Shockley, a Silver Alert has been issued for himself and his vehicle, and he is deemed critically missing. Any information related to the whereabouts of Shockley should be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack immediately at 410-749-3101.

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