Missing Henrico man found shortly after car turned up

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Srour A. Al-Hayajneh, 62, was located safe and sound after he was reported missing on Tuesday, March 28. Richmond Police notified the media, and thanked the public for their help, on Friday, March 31.

The taxi driver was last seen leaving the Omni Richmond Hotel at 100 S. 12th St., according to Richmond Police.

Police described Al-Hayajneh as a white male with a fair complexion, 5’0 tall, with brown eyes and short gray hair, and weighing approximately 177 pounds.

Al-Hayajneh operates a gold 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan with “RVA TAXI” on each side. The vehicle has Virginia license plates H125261.

Azza Surrab, who is married to the missing man, reported him missing when he didn't come home Monday night.

She told detectives the taxi cab driver left the downtown Omni on Monday morning, to drop a customer off at the airport.

"He called me and told me I want to go to Marriott to see if there is business or not," Surrab said. Surrab said he later called back and said he was going to renew his state inspection.

On Thursday Surrab received a phone call from a friend that they spotted her husband`s minivan at the other end of her Henrico apartment complex. Neighbor Vernon Snyder saw the van and thought nothing of it.

A resident in the neighborhood, Vernon Snyder, said the van has been parked there about three days. He said he noticed the inspection sticker was expired.

Detectives were called to the scene to investigate the van, but they could not comment at the time.

Anyone who sees Srour A. Al-Hayajneh or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Brissette at (804) 646-3867 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.