LOCATION: 1449 Cedar Hall Road, Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland
Missing/Endangered: George (No Middle Name) Orell, (81 years old)
On August 18, 2014, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded the Pocomoke Police Department in reference to a Missing Persons Report. The complainant, Joseph Waters advised the Sheriff’s Deputy his friend and resident of his home, George Orell, missing. It was learned that the Orell was missing outside of the town limits of Pocomoke City. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation into the missing/endangered man.
Once the Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence of 1449 Cedar Hall Road, Pocomoke, it was learned that Joseph Waters last saw George Orell on Monday, August 17, 2014 at approximately 7:00 A.M. He was last seen walking out towards the mailbox. Mr. Waters advised that George Orell has resided with him for the past 12 years.
Waters further advised that George Orell has been medically evaluated and diagnosed with Dementia and hallucinates often. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office put out “an all points bulletin” to surrounding Law Enforcement Agencies. The surrounding area had been searched with negative results. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office had brought in K-9 dogs and “Man Trackers” over the next several days searching the woods and surrounding fields all with negative results.
On Friday August 22, 2014 a search was organized by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office with negative results. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations was requested to assist. The local hospitals were all checked with negative results. A check of his bank accounts revealed no recent activity. On Monday August 25, 2014, it was determined by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office that the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations would be assuming the case for further investigation.
An organized line/grid search is currently planned for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 beginning at 7:00 A.M.. The command post will set up outside the Pocomoke High School. Numerous search managers and members of search teams from the Natural Resource Police, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Pocomoke Police and volunteer search and rescue will be conducting the ground search in the area that George Orell went missing.
If anyone has seen this man please contact your local police department or the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111.