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Maryland State Police News Release

MSP Locates Critically Missing Person Reported Missing From Wicomico County

UPDATE Troopers from the Maryland State Police assigned to the Salisbury Barrack while working in conjunction with regional law enforcement partners were able to locate Russell William Shockley, 84, of Parsonsburg, MD. He was located unharmed.
 
Troopers wanted to thank local news agencies, social media pages and individuals for sharing the press
release and assisting in successfully locating Mr. Shockley.
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(PARSONSBURG, MD) — Maryland State Police are asking for assistance in helping locate a missing 84-year-old man from Wicomico County.
 
The missing person was identified as Russell William Shockley, 84, of Parsonsburg, MD. Shockley was last seen leaving his home in a 2004 Gulf Stream mobile home with Florida registration plates, and was believed to be headed toward Seaford, Delaware.
 
Shockley suffers from dementia, and Alzheimer’s, along with other medical complications and may be without his proper medication.
 
During the investigation it was found that on June 7, 2021 in the early afternoon hours, Shockley came in contact with law enforcement in Symrna, Delaware when his mobile home had developed a flat tire. Law enforcement and a local tow truck operator assisted Shockley with his flat tire and provided Shockley with extra gas, and other items in order to help him, this was all prior to the Salisbury Barrack being informed of his missing status.
 
Shockley advised he was on his way back to Parsonsburg, but has not been seen since this encounter. Law enforcement have canvased the area the Shockley was last seen and were unable to locate him or the vehicle.
 
Due to the nature and health of Shockley a Silver Alert has been issued for himself and his vehicle. 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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