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UPDATE: Missing runaway teen has been safely located

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Eathan Freeman

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – On Monday, August 2, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported that both Eathan Freeman and Richard Hernandez have been safely located.


FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

16-year-old Eathan Paul Freeman, of Rocky Mount, was reported missing by a family member on Monday, July 26.

Freeman is about 6 feet tall, weighs 148 pounds and was last seen wearing black joggers, a black shirt and red Nike Air Max sneakers in the area of Poplar Hollow Lane in Wirtz.

The sheriff's office says he may with 17-year-old Richard Hernandez, who is missing out of the town of Rocky Mount.

Authorities say both have connections throughout Franklin County and the Portsmouth area.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Eathan Freeman or Richard Hernandez, contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000.

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