81-year-old man with dementia missing from Newport News found dead

Gerald Adams, 81, was last seen by his family at his home in the 700 block of James Drive around 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

NEWPORT NEWS — Virginia State Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 81-year-old man from Newport News suffering from cognitive impairment after he was found dead Monday night.

Gerald Adams had last seen by his family on Dec. 31 around 9 p.m at his home on the 700 block of James Drive.

Newport News police say Adams was found behind Faith Deliverance Church on Roanoke Avenue by a citizen who was driving around looking for him.



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