Update: 80-year-old Chesapeake man reported missing found dead

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-06 07:04:09-04

Update: The 80-year-old man who was reported missing to Chesapeake police has now been found dead officials in Otsego County, NY say. 

No further updates have been released. 

Chesapeake, Va. – Officials are now searching for an 80-year-old man in Otsego County, NY who was reported missing to Chesapeake Police.

They say Robert Merkel left the state on Monday without his medication. He was later reported missing.

Officials say Merkel went to the West End area of Oneonta on July 2nd and no one has heard from him since.

He is described as a white male who is 5’10” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes, has a bald head and wears rimmed glasses.

Police say he was driving a grey 2006 Scion xB car with the license plate number YBH9279.

If you’ve seen Merkel, call 607 547-1697 or 757 382-6161.