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70-year-old man reported missing in south Charlotte found safe

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say Emanuel Early has cognitive issues, which caused concern when he went missing
Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.
Emanuel Ealy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 70-year-old man who had been missing from south Charlotte since Wednesday, Nov. 18, was found safe Thursday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Emanuel Ealy was last seen walking in the area of SouthPark Mall wearing a blue and silver jacket. Ealy was believed to be suffering from cognitive issues and his family was concerned about his well-being.

Ealy stands about 6-feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds. He has short gray-and-black hair and brown eyes.

CMPD said he was found safely Thursday afternoon and was reunited with his family.

They thanked the public for their assistance.

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.
Emanuel Ealy

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