Missing man located in Huntington, W.Va.

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 14, 2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- An Ironton man reported missing earlier this week has been located.

Ironton Police detective Jim Carey said he received a phone call Thursday from Justin Eldridge, 19, advising the detective that he was safe. Later Carey said he received information Eldridge was at a bar in Huntington, W.Va. and did in fact locate him there.

Eldridge was last seen by his family Thursday but was reportedly seen in Ironton over the weekend.

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The fear grew last week when the family found a suicide note.

Though he is an adult, Eldridge is considered mentally challenged, is easily misled and requires supervised care, said Rick Ulery, who has been his guardian since Eldridge was 8 years old.