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Have You Seen this Child? Robert “Robbie” Wood, Jr., Age 8, Richmond, VA

Author: Bob Etier
Published: October 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

***Update - October 28, 2011 - According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Robbie Wood has been "recovered."***

Robert “Robbie” Wood, Jr., is an 8-year-old autistic boy who is missing from his home in Richmond, Virginia. Last seen on October 23, 2011, he was wearing a red long-sleeved t-shirt, blue athletic pants, and black Nike shoes. Robbie may be in need of medical attention.

Description: Robert “Robbie” Wood, Jr., is an eight-year-old white male. He was born November 20, 2002. Robbie has blonde hair and blue eyes. He weighs 75 pounds and stands 4’6” tall. Robbie wandered away from his family on an outing.

Searchers have covered over 2000 acres, including 80 acres that comprise the park where he disappeared. If Robbie is not found by Wednesday, October 26, 2011, morning, volunteers are asked to meet at Kings Dominion, bringing a photo idea and wearing appropriate clothing and shoes to participate in a search. Volunteers should be able to walk at least five miles.

Robbie was last seen walking along one of the trails at the North Anna Battlefield Park with a brother, his father, and a family friend at approximately 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 2011. Emergency personnel have been searching the park using helicopters and K-9 units.

If you have seen or have information about Robbie (Robert) Wood, please contact the Hanover County, Virginia, sheriff’s office, 1-804-365-6140, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST). NCMEC classifies Robbie as “Missing Endangered.”


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