For Immediate Release: May 11, 2023
[UPDATE 2] Missing and Endangered Person
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Jerry Butler has been located safe and unharmed.
Through an investigation, LPD Officers learned that a local citizen picked up Mr. Butler not far from his residence. Mr. Butler requested a ride to go see family in North Carolina and the citizen provided said ride. When the citizen was made aware that the authorities were looking for Mr. Butler, the citizen contacted Butler’s family in North Carolina and Lynchburg.
The Coats Police Department in North Carolina assisted in reuniting Mr. Butler with his family in North Carolina. The citizen cooperated fully with the authorities.
LPD would like to thank the community, Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office, Lynchburg Fire Department, Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services, Virginia State Police, the City of Lynchburg, and the Media for their help in locating Butler.