SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – After an intense search Friday morning for an 83-year-old man who went missing from a Sunset Acres apartment complex, police say he has been found in Keithville.
83-year-old Sylvester Thomas was reported missing early Friday morning from the Southern Village Apartments in the 3500 block of West 70th Street, prompting a search that included K-9s in the area in and around the complex.
According to the K9 Search and Rescue Support Group, which assisted in the search at the request of the Shreveport Fire Department, Thomas was found by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in Keithville just before 10:30 a.m.
“A positive identification was made and Mr. Thomas was checked out by Caddo Fire District 6 where he was deemed safe and sound. He had walked over 12 miles before he was spotted by chance by a Deputy. Team members were able to meet Mr. Thomas following the incident, a happy ending to our search.”