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News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE 1/22/2020 12:45 p.m.-The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has announced on Facebook that John Stacey, the missing Nanjemoy man has been found safe.

He was found safe and unharmed about one-quarter of a mile from his home according to Charles County Sheriff’s Office PIO Diane Richardson.

More details will be released if they become available.


Nanjemoy, MD- The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for John Stacey, 81, who was reported missing last night. On January 21 at 5 p.m., Stacey left his home in the 2800 block of Smith Point Road in Nanjemoy to walk to his mailbox to check on his mail.

When he didn’t return 15 minutes later, family members began looking for him. After searching for over an hour, the family contacted the police.

Officers immediately established a command center and began searching utilizing foot patrols, K9, MSP aviation, drones and the help of allied agencies.

In addition, the search for him was posted on all social media outlets. Further, any tips that were provided have been pursued and all area hospitals have been checked.

The search is continuing today. Mr. Stacey was last seen wearing a blue coat, light blue jeans and a winter hat with earmuffs. He is described as a white male, 6’2”, 150 pounds, gray hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. His family has indicated he may have the onset of dementia.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Anyone wishing to help search for Mr. Stacey is asked to contact the CCSO non-emergency line at (301) 932-2222.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...