Missing Lee County man is found
Posted January 27, 2015
Sanford, N.C. — 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.