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.