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Missing 83-year-old man found safe

According to a family member, 83-year-old Leonard Lawson was found safe Tuesday after being missing three weeks.
Credit: NOPD Second District

NEW ORLEANS — A missing 83-year-old man was reportedly found safe on the Westbank Tuesday. 

A family member of Leonard Lawson told WWL-TV he returned home at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning without any injuries. 

NOPD Second District and the public searched for Lawson for over three weeks. He was allegedly last seen on September 12 at around 4 a.m. Police did not specify where he was last seen.

Lawson reportedly did not have access to a phone and his family believed he may have travelled to Avondale or up to Bunkie, LA. 

Other details on the case have not yet been released.

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