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Family returns patient to Danville mental health hospital

Posted March 23, 2010

Danville police said a man who escaped the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute Monday was returned to the hospital Tuesday by a family member.

Police asked for assistance after Toby George Smith, 42, was reported missing from the facility Monday evening.


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  • mochabrown Mar 23, 2010

    Glad he was found safely and was returned safely. These are some mean people out here that will take advantage of folk.

  • Joe Schmoe Mar 23, 2010

    Hey, WRAL - since the man has been returned to the mental facility, how about removing his picture from your web story? It serves no purpose now, and I for one would not want my picture plastered on the web with a story telling the world that I was a patient in a mental hospital.

  • garnertoy Mar 23, 2010

    glad he was found