Clarence Wayne Preston
Preston, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 04/29/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 130 - 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Preston suffers from schizophrenia and seizures and needs medication which he doesn't have with him. He is mentally impaired and may be in need of medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Preston was living at Serenity House, a halfway house in a rural area of Rocky Mount, Virginia, at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen sitting on the front porch on April 29, 2000. He disappeared without taking his clothing or medication and has never been heard from again.
An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of Preston's whereabouts. Few details are available in his case.
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Floyd County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Virginia State Police
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