Missing elderly NC man found in Upstate - FOX Carolina 21

Missing elderly NC man found in Upstate

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Ellis Wells Jr. (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Ellis Wells Jr. (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said an 83-year-old man from North Carolina who was last seen Thursday was located in the Upstate on Monday.

Spartanburg County deputies were notified on Monday at Ellis Wells Jr. was reportedly in Spartanburg on Saturday when a note was left on a family member's front door from him stating he was sorry he missed them.

Wells' family told deputies he left his home in Lexington, NC, on Thursday to come visit them for Christmas, but after they found the note, they realized no one had seen or heard from him since he left his home.

Monday night, Spartanburg police spotted Wells car near W.O. Ezell Boulevard and Arrowood Road where he was safe, telling them he spent the previous night at local hotel.

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