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Family members searching for missing Spanaway man

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
February 15, 2012 12:59 pm
Chris Virdell

Family members and friends are searching for an 18-year-old Spanaway man who hasn’t been seen in nearly a week.

Chris Virdell was last seen Thursday between 9 and 10 a.m. in the area of 224th Street East and 42nd Avenue East, according to a post on the Bethel School District’s website. He was supposed to catch a Pierce Transit bus to work at a South Hill grocery store but never showed up for his 11:30 a.m. shift.

Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said today that Virdell has been reported missing to the department. His information has been entered into a national database and a detective has been assigned to the case.

The department is investigating leads as they come in.

“At this point, he’s a missing person,” Troyer said.

Virdell is described as 5 feet 5 and 120 pounds. He has light, brown hair, brown eyes and often wears a florescent orange hooded sweatshirt, ball cap and skate-type shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 253-798-7714.

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