Police continue to investigate missing man case

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, December 9, 2015

UPDATED 1:20 p.m.: Police have spoken to Dequan Sapp, according to a city press release. The investigation is ongoing.

Earlier: The Suffolk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Dequan Shakeith Sapp in relation to the disappearance of Quantez Russell.

Russell was last seen leaving Suffolk on Nov. 11 and was believed to be heading to Newport News. Suffolk Police believe that Sapp may have information related to the Russell case, according to a city press release, and it is imperative that they speak with him as soon as possible. There are suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance, according to the release. The vehicle Russell was driving was recovered in Newport News on Nov. 12, and personal effects were found inside.

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Sapp is described as 37-year-old black male, 5 feet 11 inches, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Sapp’s last known address is on 25th Street in Newport News, but he no longer resides at that location. Sapp is known to frequent Newport News and Hampton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police Detective William Shockley at 757-514-7939 or 757-642-4224 or any working detective through Suffolk Police Dispatch by dialing 757-923-2350 and pressing “0” when the message starts. Callers can also contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. When calling Crime Line, callers do not have to give their names or appear in court. Citizens can also utilize TipSoft to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app. Tips can be submitted by visiting www.suffolkva.us/crimelinetips, or by texting the word “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword SPDVATIP.  TipSoft also supports users’ ability to submit videos or photos using the TipSoft mobile app. If information leads to an arrest, the caller or “tipster” could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.