Police searching for missing Richmond man

Published: Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2013 at 5:45 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police need your help in locating a missing Richmond man.

Benjamin Coffey, 27, was last seen on Christmas Day. On New Year's Day, Tappahannock Police found a disabled van registered to Coffey on Route 698 (Hobbs Hole Drive). Inside, were a number of his belongings, along with a dog.

Coffey is 5' 6" tall and weighs approximately 150 lbs. He has short, brown hair, hazel eyes, and "COHEED CAMBRA" tattooed on his right arm. Coffey was last seen wearing a tan Carhartt brand jacket, jeans and leather boots.

The dog found in the van, called Clue, is a unique-looking dog due to its great Pyrenees/border collie mix and is approximately 80-90 lbs with what is known as tan-badger Pyrenees markings and hair, with a border-collie face. The animal was taken to the Essex County Animal Shelter and is now with Coffey's family.

Coffey is a sailboat enthusiast and has spent a great deal of time in and around marinas throughout the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. His last known residence was in the area of Middlesex and Mathews counties.

Anyone with information about Coffey is asked to please call Virginia State Police Senior Special Agent J.R. Lyons or Special Agent A.S. Witt at (804) 553-3408 or contact by email at angie.witt@vsp.virginia.gov.

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