UPDATE (12:30 p.m., Nov. 5, 2022): Metro 911 says authorities are still searching for the man missing from the Kanawha County town of Rand, West Virginia.

On Nov. 3, a Silver Alert was issued for 68-year-old Mark Aaron Coles. Silver Alerts are issued for missing people who are elderly or have a cognitive impairment.

DESCRIPTION: According to Metro 911, Coles is a 5’7″ Black man with a bald head and brown eyes. He is 165 pounds and believed to have a heart condition.

Anyone who sees Coles should contact Metro Communications at 911 or (304) 348-8111, or the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 357-0200.


UPDATE: (6 p.m., Nov. 4, 2022): Authorities have now issued a Silver Alert on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, for Mark Coles, who was reported missing from Rand, West Virginia.

Coles was reported missing Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says he was last seen Oct. 28 and does have health issues that require medication.


RAND, WV (WOWK) — A man from Rand, West Virginia has been reported missing, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Mark Coles, 68 of Rand, has not been seen since Oct. 28.

They say Coles has health issues and needs medication.

Coles usually travels by foot or public transit, and usually has a backpack and a walking stick.

Coles is five-foot-seven, 165 pounds and balding, deputies say.

Mark Coles (Photo Courtesy: Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office)

If anyone has any information on Coles’ whereabouts, contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 357-0169.