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July 5, 2013

Police: Man reported missing in Oneonta

An 80-year-old man from Chesapeake, Va., has been reported missing and was last seen in the West End area of Oneonta, Otsego County deputies said in a media release Thursday.

Robert Calvin Merkel Sr. left Virginia on Monday without his medications and was later reported missing to the city of Chesapeake Police Department, deputies said. It is believed that he traveled to Oneonta on Tuesday and hasn’t been heard from since then.

Merkel is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, deputies said. He is bald, has blue eyes and wears wire rimmed glasses.

He was operating a gray 2006 Scion xB motor vehicle, with Virginia-license plates YBH9279, when he left Virginia, deputies said.

Anyone with information on Merkel or his vehicle is asked to Otsego deputies at 607 547-1697.

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