Missing Pike Co. man found safe in Marion Co., sheriff’s office reports

According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, 79-year-old Roosevelt McDaniel was last seen in...
According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, 79-year-old Roosevelt McDaniel was last seen in Pike County on Thursday, Dec. 1.(Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 7:48 AM CST
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MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A missing man out of Pike County has been found safe in Marion County.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Roosevelt McDaniel, 79, was found safe in a wooded area off of Ivy Landing. The sheriff’s office says he appears to be fine, just dehydrated.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office reported that McDaniel was last seen in Pike County this past Thursday, Dec. 1, and was last know to be traveling in a gray Kia Rio sedan.

PCSO said that McDaniel suffers from dementia and advised that he is not known to be violent.

This past Sunday afternoon, the Kia was located on Ivy Landing, off Riverbend Road in Goss, around 1:30 p.m.

“The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank law enforcement from the B.B. Raybourn Correctional Facility; MEMA; Mississippi Game and Fish; Tri-Community Fire Department, Foxworth Fire Department; Southwest Fire Department; South Marion Fire Department; Pineburr Fire Department; Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3; Pike County Sheriff’s Office and any other first responders that assisted in the search,” said MCSO in a Facebook post.

MCSO wants to also thank the public for sharing their Facebook post about McDaniel being missing, as well as calls made to their dispatch.

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