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NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans Police Department said 61-year-old Eugene Sturgis, missing since Sunday night, was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Before he was found, Sturgis was last seen at a friend's house in the 6000 block of St. Claude Avenue, NOPD said in a press release.

Family members told NOPD that Sturgis never made it to his girlfriend's house, the first time he hadn't been seen or heard from in awhile, authorities said.

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