UPDATE: Missing elderly man located in Spalding County

Ernest Loyd (Bibb County Sheriff's Office)
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UPDATE: (3/22 4:30 p.m.) – 79-year-old Earnest Loyd, who was reported missing Sunday morning, was found at a gas station in Spalding County.

The sheriff’s office says he is unharmed and his family members are on the way to be reunited with him.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for help finding a missing elderly man the sheriff’s office says is suffering from dementia.

The sheriff’s office got a call around 10 Sunday morning about 79-year-old Ernest Loyd leaving his home around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. He hasn’t been seen since.

The sheriff’s office says Loyd left in a white 2015 Toyota Avalon. The tag number is DGZ775. Loyd is around 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 188 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair.

Loyd’s daughter told the sheriff’s office he usually visits businesses in the Hartley Bridge Road area.

Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME if you have information.

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