Missing Marion County man returns home safely

Marion County deputies said they are seeking help finding 70-year-old John Joseph Fergus, Jr. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: A missing Marion County man has returned home safely, deputies said on Tuesday.

Joseph Fergus, Jr., 70, was reported missing after having last being seen Saturday afternoon in Salt Springs.

No other details were released.

ORIGINAL STORY: Marion County deputies are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing, endangered man with dementia last seen leaving a veterans event in Salt Springs.

The sheriff’s office said 70-year-old John Joseph Fergus, Jr. was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars event around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Fergus is believed to be traveling to the area of Fort McCoy in a 2020 gray Hyundai Elantra.

Sheriff’s officials added he was last seen wearing brown slacks and a light blue shirt.

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Fergus is described as bald with blue eyes. Deputies said he is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He has displayed signs of dementia, causing concern for his well-being, deputies added.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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