Missing elderly man found, taken to Easter dinner

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - After going missing for several hours, police say an elderly man suffering from dementia has been found safe.

According to the Doniphan Police Department, a couple found 77-year-old Elmer Merritt and took him to Easter dinner.  After dinner, he was taken home.  Police say he was not harmed.

Police did not say where he was found, or how he disappeared.

Merrit was reported missing after last seen Sunday at 1 p.m. in Ripley County, Missouri on Highway 160 East at the 21 North intersection.

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