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Southampton Sheriff’s office looking for missing person

Published 10:26pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FRANKLIN—A Franklin man is still listed as missing as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Gavin Ferianicek
Gavin Ferianicek

Gavin Ferianicek, 19, was last seen at his residence near Franklin at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Ferianicek stands 6’2” and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue workout shorts. Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman, said the man appears to have left home suddenly.

Feriancek has also been reported as being depressed and last had contact with a doctor’s office by phone around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies have been searching the area around the residence on O’berry Church Road that night and today.

Anyone with information on Ferianicek is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 653-2100.

  • simplifyingit

    OK…..what are we not being told? I mean why would the SoCo sheriffs office be looking for a 19yr old less than 24hrs from his last sighting?I mean, if an adult male is not heard from in 12-14 hrs he is considered a missing person??? Is there medical issues we don’t know about? Is foul play involved? Something’s amiss in this story. There has to be information being witheld from us. Cmon Man….Major Drewery should give us a little more to go on.

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    • mr23851

      @simplifyingit according to the Virginia Pilot it seems as if the young man has been struggling with depression. Is this enough information for you? My take is that if a young person is missing and help is asked for give it. Call the police if you see him.

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    • ashhtaylorr

      You don’t have to go 24 hours to file a missing persons’ report, you Bozo. His medical history is none of your business. They asked you to call if you see him. So unless you want to walk out of your door right now to go look for him, keep your mouth shut.

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      • handkusp45

        Amen! Everyone should pray that this young man is safe and will be reunited with his family.

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