UPDATE: Missing blind Sumter man found, hospitalized
08/26/2014 7:29 PM
08/26/2014 7:47 PM
A 61-year-old Sumter man, missing since Saturday, was found Tuesday afternoon and taken to the hospital, Sumter police said in a news release.
Police bloodhounds found Leroy Leneau, who is legally blind, in a wooded area near a creek at 4:45 pm. Police said they do not know how he got there or how long he had been in the wooded area before he was found. Described by officers who found him as responsive, Leneau was taken to the Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Leneau was reported missing by an out-of-town relative who last spoke with Leneau by phone around 8 a.m. Saturday while he was at a friend’s home on South Main Street, officials with the Sumter Police Department said in a statement released Monday.
Other relatives in the area told police Leneau was last seen leaving his home on Gulf Street on his way to visit the friend but never returned. Investigators later determined that Leneau was no longer at the friend’s home.
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