COLUMBIA, SC — UPDATE: A 22-year-old Columbia man reported missing by his mother Friday has been found in Conway, Columbia Police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said.
Petrez C. Kelly was initially reported missing when he failed to arrive in Myrtle Beach on a Greyhound bus, as expected. His mother informed Columbia Police on Saturday that he had been located in Conway. No opther details were available.
He was last seen around 1 p.m. when his mother dropped him off at the Greyhound bus station in Columbia to catch a bus to Myrtle Beach to visit his uncle, interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago said in a news release.
When he did not arrive as expected, Kelly's uncle informed his mother who then notified police.
Kelly was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, an orange and gray plaid button-up shirt, light blue jeans and orange/gray Nike tennis shoes, his mother said.
Three buses left the Greyhound terminal around the same time Friday: The Myrtle Beach bus Kelly was supposed to have boarded, which stopped at Fort Jackson, Camden, Florence and Myrtle Beach, another bus bound for Atlanta and another headed to Savannah.
Columbia police said it's not known if Kelley walked away from the station, got on the wrong bus, or got on the right bus but got off at the wrong stop.
Citizens are encouraged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC if they know Kelly's whereabouts.
-- Rachael Myers Lowe