LEAP Alert Cancelled; Elderly Du Quoin Man Safe at Home

Du Quoin – An elderly Du Quoin man reported missing over the weekend is safe at home. According to a report from the Du Quoin Police Department, a LEAP Alert was launched for 78-year-old Sammie Well on Friday night after he called his daughter saying that he became lost while attempting to drive to St. Louis for an RV Show held there this weekend. Police were able to “ping his cell phone” to a gas station in Sparta early Saturday morning, but Well was no longer there. He was found safely in Missouri sometime yesterday morning and is back home.