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82-year-old man sought by Marion County deputies found safe

John Church reported missing Saturday

John Church (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office)
John Church (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office) (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The 82-year-old man the Marion County Sheriff's Office was searching for was found Sunday afternoon, deputies said.

Deputies said John Church was last seen leaving his family's home Saturday in the 3000 block of Northeast 101st Terrace in Silver Springs around 6:45 p.m.

Church made statements before  made his family and law enforcement concerned for his well-being, the Sheriff's Office said.

The man was found safe around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies said. Authorities did not say where he had been located.