72-year-old Ashburn Man Missing – Drone is Searching Area

72-year-old Ashburn Man Missing – Drone is Searching Area

UPDATE: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office located a 75-year-old man Sept. 2 who had been missing since 6 p.m. the night before.

Tilahun Abebe was found around 11 a.m Saturday the area of Shreveport Drive and Belmont Ridge Road and is safe and is in good health.

According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Tilahun Abebe went missing after being last seen about 6 p.m. Friday in the 22000 block of Cambridgeport Square.

The sheriff’s office conducted a ground and aerial search with the assistance of the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter. The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office also launched the agency’s recently acquired small Unmanned Aircraft System), commonly referred to as a drone, to assist in the search. Members of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team who operate the sUAS are licensed pilots through the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance during the search.

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A 72-year-old Ashburn man is missing and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Tilahun Abebe was last seen about 6 p.m. Friday in the 22000 block of Cambridgeport Square. He is 5-feet-5 and about 180 pounds with tan skin. He is bald but often wears a hat.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is launching a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), commonly referred to as a drone, in the search for a missing 75-year-old man who was last seen Friday night in the Ashburn area.

The area of the aerial search with the sUAS will be located near Olympia Drive and rural areas surrounding this location in Ashburn.  The sUAS will allow members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team to search remote locations in the immediate area.   Members of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office who operate the sUAS are licensed pilots through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),

He was last seen wearing a blue or gray shirt, gray sweatpants, and a khaki baseball cap. He also might be wearing gray slipper.

If anyone sees or has information Abebe is asked to immediately contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.