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Elderly man missing from assisted living home found safe

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Clifford Reynolds Jr. (Courtesy: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office/ DMV) Clifford Reynolds Jr. (Courtesy: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office/ DMV)
PAULINE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a missing and endangered elderly man was found safe late Saturday night.

Deputies said they were called out to Rosewood Assisting Living on SC 215 just after 1 p.m. Saturday, where Clifford Reynolds Jr. was last seen around 7:30 a.m.

Lt. Kevin Bobo said Reynolds, 79, is 6 feet tall, and around 205 pounds. His beard is much short than in the DMV photo, Bobo said.

Bobo said the Department of Social Services removed Reynolds from his home in Union County and placed him in the care home Wednesday.

Another resident told deputies Reynolds was seen standing in front of the facility with a bag containing his belongings.

Bobo said deputies believe Reynolds was picked up by someone due to his limited mobility.

Deputies searched the area surrounding the home and called all of the man's known family and friends but were unable to locate Reynolds.

Bobo said cab companies had no records of picking Reynolds up.

Reynolds missed a dialysis treatment scheduled for today, and had previously complained about being forced to receive the treatment and threatened to leave, Bobo said.

Around 11:15 p.m. Bobo said Reynolds called 911 on his cell phone and claimed he was ready to "turn himself in."

Reynolds was found in a brushy area near the assisted living facility in fair health, Bobo said.

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