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Montgomery County authorities put out notice on missing Virginia Tech student

Chris Graham

johnny roop The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.

Johnny Roop was last seen at his apartment complex on Canyon Ridge Road in the Merrimac area of Montgomery County on Friday.

His phone pinged near the New River Valley Mall at 4:26 p.m. later that same day.

Roop was traveling to his parent’s home in Abingdon to take an online exam by 5:00 p.m. but never showed up.

He was driving a black 2018 Toyota Camry with VA license plate number: TXW6643.

The car has a Virginia Tech flag sticker on the back window.

If you have any information or see his vehicle, please contact the MCSO at 540-382-4343.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].