Missing Pelzer man with dementia found safe

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UPDATE: Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said missing man Christopher Sheppard Leonard has been found safe.


GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man with dementia missing near Pelzer.

51-year-old Christopher Sheppard Leonard was last seen around 9:00am Sunday near Garrison Road.

Leonard was wearing a navy blue shirt and light- colored shorts, deputies said.  

The Greenville County Search and Rescue Team responded to the area and conducted a search using dogs, ATVs, drones, and a helicopter.

The search has been suspended as of 9:00pm.

The sheriff’s office said there was a sighting of a person matching Leonard’s description walking along the a road around a mile from his home.

Deputies say they believe he may have tried to get a ride out of the area.

Anyone with information on the location of Leonard is asked to call 911.

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