SMYRNA, Ga. — A man reported missing and possibly driving around in Cobb County has been found safe several miles to the south in Clayton County.

The Smyrna Police Department originally released an alert to the public on Saturday afternoon for 95-year-old Kenneth Lyle Dehaas who was last seen driving a gray 1990 Lincoln sedan. 

Dehaas was classified as an “endangered missing person” which was later upgraded to a Mattie's Call, a statewide alert reserved for missing elderly people or those with disabilities.

Police added that they had reports of him being in the metro Atlanta area – most recently in the Cobb Parkway area between Smyrna and Kennesaw.

It turns out he was in metro Atlanta - but nowhere near Smyrna or Kennesaw. State authorities confirmed that Dhass was found in Jonesboro, Georgia and that his son had since taken him back to his Cobb County home.


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