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Public’s help sought in finding missing Gloucester man

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating Thomas Matthews, 67, who went missing Monday morning from his Adner area home.

GSO Capt. John Schick said Matthews was experiencing some levels of anxiety and depression when he went missing. He said the GSO was very concerned for Matthews’s health and safety as 48 hours had passed since he was last seen.Matthews is described as about six feet tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey/olive green hooded jacket, dark-colored work boots and a blue ball cap.

Schick said the GSO worked exhaustively Monday and Tuesday with other public safety agencies searching the heavily wooded Adner area surrounding Matthews’s home where he was last observed. He said teams systematically searched more than 500 square acres, or nearly a one-mile radius, of forest around the home.

Agencies assisting in the search included a Hampton Police K-9 Unit, a Virginia Marine Police Aviation Unit, York-Poquoson Sherif...

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