Thomas Walter Sprinkle Jr.

Sprinkle, circa 2013; White 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

  • Missing Since 06/09/2013
  • Missing From Amherst, Virginia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 79 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 240 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Sprinkle has been diagnosed with cancer. He has previously threatened to commit suicide. He needs medications which he left behind.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Sprinkle is missing his right ear and he's blind in his right eye. He has surgical scars on the right side of his face and a lazy eye, and he wears eyeglasses. He may have a beard. His nickname is Tom.

Details of Disappearance

Sprinkle was last seen in Amherst, Virginia on June 9, 2013. He has never been heard from again. Prior to his disappearance, the person he lived with sold the house and told Sprinkle he had to find another place to live. Sprinkle had little contact with his immediate family at the time of his disappearance; his brother reported him missing on June 18.

Sprinkle left behind his medications and debit card, and there hasn't been any activity on his bank or credit accounts since his disappearance. He may be driving a white 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 van with the Virginia license plate number KEN-4161; a photo of a similar van posted with this case summary. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Amherst County Sheriff's Office 434-946-9300

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 7, 2019; details of disappearance updated.