Sometimes you just have to get away and that’s just what 65-year-old Gerrial Stone of Cadet did the morning of Oct. 6 about 11 a.m. when he took out the trash and never returned home.
Washington County Sheriff Andy Skiles said they have been investigating leads since his disappearance and received information Tuesday afternoon that he was alive and well.
“We had gotten some information today on his whereabouts that he was possibly in an apartment complex in Branson,” said Skiles. “We were actually already tracking him in that direction and when we received the tip we contacted the apartment complex and were able to verify that he was in fact staying there.”
Skiles said they contacted the Branson Police Department and requested that they go over there to verify that it was in fact him.
“They did verify that it was him and we spoke to him over the phone,” said Skiles. “It’s pretty much one of these cases that he just headed out to start over. The family has been contacted and Stone said he would contact the family ... I guess when he wants to. We were able to determine that he was in good health and mind.”
Stone has an extensive military background and had recently moved from De Soto to Cadet before his disappearance. The “Bring Gerrial Stone Home” Facebook page posted on the page that he has been found and that they will post details as they become available.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or email@example.com