Suffolk police searching for missing endangered man

Derek Cason (Photo: Suffolk police)
Derek Cason (Photo: Suffolk police)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk police are asking for help to find a missing endangered man.

Police say 53-year-old Derek Cason has a medical condition that requires medication. Cason was last seen at 5 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Main Street. He was last seen wearing a McDonald’s uniform and a green rain coat.

Police described Cason as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

Authorities say they are searching the area in and around the Nansemond River near where Cason was last seen because of recent heavy tidal flooding. A helicopter was included in the search effort.

If you’ve seen Cason or know where he is, call 911 or your local police department.