SUPPLEMENT: Chamness was found shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday night on Airline Highway near the Baton Rouge line. He was unharmed.
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies are actively searching for 82-year-old Virgil Chamness who was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. Monday when he left his residence in the 17000 block of Carpenter’s Chapel Road in Prairieville, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.
Chamness suffers from Alzheimer’s and a heart condition.
He may be driving a white 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood, bearing license plate number ZLH662.
He is approximately six feet, 115 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Virgil Chamness is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 235-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.