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Missing 95-Year-Old From Little Elm Found Safe In Oklahoma

LITTLE ELM (CBSDFW.COM) - The call went our Sunday night; a 95-year-old man from Little Elm was missing. After retail surveillance photos and attempts to identify a "person of interest" Mr. Joe Farris has been found hundreds of miles from home.

According to the Little El Police department, it was around midnight when Farris was found at his grandson's home in Edmond, Oklahoma. There's little information about how the elderly man got from Texas to Oklahoma, but police said he's fine.

It was just hours earlier that police had been asking for the public's help finding Farris and another man -- they had both been seen at a local Walmart store.

Farris was first reported missing Sunday afternoon after he waled away from his home on Crystal Lake Drive.

Missing man Joe Farris
Little Elm Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 95-year-old man, Joe Farris, last seen at a Walmart in far west Frisco. (Photo: Little Elm Police)

About five hours later, Farris was spotted at a Walmart store located at FM 423 and Eldorado Parkway in far west Frisco and seen getting into a small black SUV with the man pictured below.

Missing Man - Farris
Photo: Little Elm Police

Police said the person of interest is in his mid-30s, who was seen wearing brown pants, a mesh trucker-style ball cap, and a gray sweatshirt with the words "Smith and Wesson" on the front. Farris and the unidentified man were seen leaving the Walmart parking lot around 6:20 p.m. It isn't known if this unidentified man was involved in Farris' disappearance or with him getting to Oklahoma.


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