Missing Independence County man found safe in Illinois

Missing Independence County man found safe in Illinois
A Silver Alert has been issued for Ernest Eugene Baney, 80, of Southside. (Source: Arkansas State Police)

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - An 80-year-old Southside man reported missing since Saturday has been found safe in Illinois.

According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Ernest Eugene Baney was found alive and well Wednesday, April 28, in Energy, Illinois.

Police took Baney to a hospital in Marion to wait for his family to pick him up.

Arkansas State Police had issued a Silver Alert for Baney on Saturday, April 24, after he was last seen in Batesville.

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