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Missing woman located

UPDATE: Ms. Ward has been safely located.

Earlier: The Suffolk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing endangered elderly female, according to a city press release issued Wednesday afternoon.

Linda Yvonne Ward was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. April 6, talking with an adult male on the corner of Central Avenue and Holladay Street in downtown Suffolk. Her whereabouts are presently unknown.

Ward is further described as a 73-year old white female, approximately 5 feet 6 inches and 140 pounds, slim build, with long gray hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants, white Puma shoes, and a white fleece jacket.

Ward is considered endangered due to her age and the fact she is new to the area and unfamiliar with her surroundings.

If Ward is seen, please don’t approach, but contact Emergency Communications at the Suffolk Police Department, at 923-2350, option 8.