Police seek public’s assistance in locating missing person

June 8, 2018







The City of Hopewell, Virginia

Hopewell Police Department
John Keohane, Chief of Police



For Further Information Contact: Lieutenant Paul Intravia
Criminal Investigations Unit – (804) 541-2273
Release Number: 2018-032318

March 23, 2018

[Hopewell, VA] – The Hopewell Police Department is actively investigating and requesting the public’s
assistance in helping locate a missing person. On March 22, 2018, workers at a day center in the 400
block of E. Broadway reported last seeing Ms. Gwendolyn Gerlach. Ms. Gerlach is known to frequent the
cities of Richmond, Petersburg, and Hopewell. Ms. Gerlach does suffer from dementia and it is believed
that she is not in possession of her prescribed medications.

At this time the Hopewell Police Department does not suspect foul play but are seeking assistance in
locating Ms. Gerlach and bringing her home safely.

Ms. Gwendolyn Gerlach is described as a B/F, 69 YOA, 5’4”, 100 pounds with brown eyes and black and
gray hair.

**See attached photographs of Ms. Gwendolyn Gerlach**

Any person(s) with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Gwendolyn Gerlach may contact Detective
Cameron List of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have
information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince
George Crime Solvers hotline in Hopewell at 541-2202. You can also provide a tip anonymously via the
P3tips app.

Last modified: June 8, 2018

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