Police locate elderly man once missing

TARRANT, AL (WBRC) - Tarrant Police say Melvin Lee Rector was located safe and unharmed in south Alabama.

The 77-year old Alzheimer's patient drove from his home in the 1200 block of Ford Ave around 7:30am Tuesday.

Drivers reported seeing his truck along I-65 after seeing FOX6 NEWS Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Larry Rice says Rector was found walking almost 300 miles away along St. Stephens Road in Prichard, Alabama.

His family is headed to Prichard to bring him home.

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