UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

UPDATE: The missing man has been found safe. We apologize for the alert this morning, we were not notified from the Sheriff’s Department when the situation was updated.


PENHOOK – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult with dementia.

Ross Arkell, 86, was reported missing by a family member just before midnight on Tuesday, August 24 after he walked from his residence in the Bay Front Road/Water’s Edge Country Club area of Penhook.

Arkell was last seen wearing a dark brown shirt, green sweater, brown hat, khaki pants and brown shoes. He is a white male, approximately 6 foot in height and 130 pounds.

If anyone locates Mr. Arkell, or has any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 540-483-3000.