Missing man from Avilla, Mo., wandered from residence

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UPDATE: Authorities state Mr. Elliot was located safe shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Donald Elliott, 52. He is disoriented due to a medical condition and wandered from his residence at 8869 County Road 65, Avilla. 

He is wearing blue jeans and a black Harley Davidson t-shirt. He has been missing Saturday since about 10:30 AM, 09-25-21. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Elliot has recently had brain surgery that has left a visible deformity on the left side of his head. Authorities say he may be going toward Sarcoxie, and Elliott has recently tried to travel to Stott City.

Elliott is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and 147 lbs with brown eyes and a salt and pepper beard. He was last seen possibly wearing a baseball cap, black shirt, blue jeans, and black Nike tennis shoes.

He may have been on foot walking toward Sarcoxie in eastern Jasper County, western Lawrence County several hours ago. 

If anyone has seen this individual please contact JASCO at 417-359-9100.


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