Missing Perry County man found in Missouri

UPDATE – Sammie Wells has been found in Missouri.


Illinois State Police are looking for a missing 78 year-old Du Quoin man.

ISP says Sammie Wells last had contact with his daughter around midnight on Friday.  He told her he was driving on Illinois Route 4 in Mascoutah and was lost.

He is driving a 2011 Buick Enclave with license plate P842372.  He is described as 5’10" 220 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, glasses and he was wearing a Shriner’s necklace.

Police say he was heading an an RV show in St. Louis.  His cell phone was pinged at a gas station in Sparta early Saturday morning. 

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