John Wimbush missing

Critically Missing! 88-year-old man vanishes, in possible danger

Virginia State Police say an elderly man who vanished on Wednesday, possibly abducted, could be headed toward Maryland with an abductor.

NBC Washington reports that 88-year-old John Alee Wimbush disappeared from his home off of Forest Street in Martinsville, Virginia, on Wednesday morning at around 10:28 a.m. He could be in the company of Valerie Vianna Swinson, 59. Police indicated that Wimbush could also be in danger.

Swinson, described as a black female who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs around 167 pounds, could be going by the name Valerie Vianna Condell. She has black/blonde hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a black and white striped tank top.

Wimbush is described as a black male who stands 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs around 176 pounds. He has black/grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a jacket, blue jeans, and a blue shirt.

According to police, Swinson is possibly driving a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and may be headed down I-81 north to I-95 north, en route to Fort Washington, Maryland. The color of the car and the tag number is unknown at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Martinsville Police Department at 276-403-5328.

[Feature Photo: John Wimbush/Virginia State Police]