Update: Missing elderly Palmetto man is found

February 8, 2014 

Authorities are looking for Richard Earich, 78, who left his residence at Imperial Lakes Estates mobile home park in Palmetto around 6:30 a.m., and hasn't been seen since.

PALMETTO -- Authorities say an elderly man who went missing Saturday has been located.

Richard Earich, 78, left his residence at Imperial Lakes Estates mobile home park in Palmetto around 6:30 a.m., according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, and had not been heard from for hours.

"Richard's wife advised that he never goes anywhere without telling her where he is going," a sheriff's report stated.

No further information was released.

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