Virginia State Police has activated a "critically missing adult alert" for a Charlottesville man.
Samuel Houchens was last seen on June 20 near his home in the 1600 block of Meridian Street.
He has limited mobility and needs assistance to get around.
State police say this is the first time that they’re using this type of alert under new state law that went into effect July 1.
During the last week in June, search teams combed the area around Quarry Park and Moore's Creek for the 53-year-old with no luck.
Press Release from Virginia State Police:
At the request of the Charlottesville Police Department, the Virginia State Police has activated a "Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert" for 53-year-old Samuel Lee Houchens.
Houchens is a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5'7 and weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with navy and orange University of Virginia cavalier basketball shorts and brown, deck shoes.
Houchens is believed to be in danger and was last seen the evening of June 20, 2018, at his residence in the 1600 block of Meridian Street in Charlottesville. He may need medical attention.
Anyone with information about Houchens is asked to call 911 or the Charlottesville Police Department at 1-434-970-3280.