Vereley Loriel Banks
Banks, approximately 2011
Date and time person was reported missing : 06/09/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Newport News, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 60 years old
Height / Weight : 4'11 - 5'2, 182 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black shirt and black and white pants.
Medical conditions : Banks is a dependent adult and classified as disabled. She needs medication which she doesn't have with her.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Gray hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Banks was last seen in Newport News, Virginia on June 9, 2011. She left Hilton Plaza, the assisted living facility where she lived in the 300 block of Main Street, on June 8. A staff member tried to convince her to return to the facility, but she ignored the person and kept walking away.
At 6:00 a.m. the next day, a Hilton Plaza employee saw Banks on a street corner at the intersection of 18th Street and Roanoke Avenue. This employee tried to get Banks to return to the assisted living facility, but Banks refused to do so.
In the months following her disappearance, there were reported sightings of Banks along Warwick Boulevard near the Christopher Newport University campus. She hasn't been seen or heard from since 2011, however, and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Newport News Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Virginia State Police
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