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Missing Lee County man is found

Posted January 27, 2015

Joseph Shuford Hanna
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— A Sanford man whose family reported him missing Tuesday morning was found by the afternoon, authorities said.

Lee County sheriff's deputies had been searching for Joseph Shuford Hanna, 44, who reportedly told his daughter that he "had to run out for a few minutes" on Monday night but never returned home.

Hanna was last seen around 9:20 p.m. Monday at his home on Bridges Road. His wife, who reported him missing Tuesday, said Hanna told their daughter that he "would be right back."

He had not contacted family members, authorities said.

Investigators said Hanna was found about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. They did not say what happened to Hanna during his disappearance or where he was found.


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  • Naysayer Jan 27, 2015

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    Don't you fear, Doc always had something handy to take care of a little sea sickness. Plus he was quite handy with the ladies.

    Anywho, All's well that ends well. Exciting and new...... Come aboard... We're expecting you.......

  • 007 - GranCo - Forever Jan 27, 2015

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    Nope, not one of mine...

  • Ginger Lynn Jan 27, 2015
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    He did not want to be found for awhile.

  • zonk Jan 27, 2015

    Doesn't sound like he wanted to be found.

  • Lisa Lisa Jan 27, 2015
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    the article could have stated whether or not the man was found dead or alive. Unlike the media, I make no assumptions.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 27, 2015

    Glad they found him safely. I am sure his family is happy to have him back.

  • Barbara Sossomon Jan 27, 2015
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    So glad that he was found. So sorry for those of you who had such bizarre things to say about his disappearance. You must have not learned any manners from your Mother.

  • Barbara Sheppard Jan 27, 2015
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    You're sick.

  • Barbara Sheppard Jan 27, 2015
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    I have never seen such insensitive hard-heartedness for someone who is missing. I only hope his family is not reading these comments. How cruel.

    Praying for his safe return.

  • CT6 Jan 27, 2015

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    I hope you're not serious. He would have been like 7 when that show began. Why are you making fun? This man is missing; show some respect.