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Missing man, 61, hitchhikes home to Norfolk

August 18, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

An ailing 61-year-old Norfolk, Va., man who was reported missing to Maryland State Police hitchhiked his way home Thursday from Dargan, where he last was seen Saturday, according to a press release.

Craig Allen Sewell last was last at the Dargan Landing boat ramp Saturday about 11 a.m. by his roommate, who dropped him off there while she visited someone in the area, Trooper 1st Class T.E. McDonough said.

Sewell, who has throat cancer and has a feeding tube, hitchhiked and walked his way home, returning there Thursday about 10:30 a.m., McDonough said.

He was taken to a hospital in Norfolk for medical attention after he returned, according to the release.

Police, in their search, had described Sewell as a frail white man, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. He cannot speak very well because of his feeding tube, police said.

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When he last was seen, Sewell was wearing blue shorts, a brown T-shirt, white tennis shoes and a black ball cap with a Vietnam veteran emblem on the front, according to the original release.

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