There is a happy ending to the search for a missing Quinte West man.
The Belleville Police Service issued a missing person’s notice on Sept. 18th for Joseph “Bryan” Bennett, 62, who had last been seen on Sept. 9 when he left hospital against his doctor’s recommendations.
He suffers from seizure disorder and requires medication, and police issued a photo with the hope someone would recognize him and contact them.
Police tweeted on Monday afternoon that Bennett had been found earlier in the day by officers, and was safe and sound.
No information was released on where he had been while considered missing.
Belleville police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who went missing over a week ago.
Police say Joseph “Bryan” Bennett, 62, was last seen Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. when he left the hospital against his doctor’s recommendations.
Bennett, who goes by Bryan, has since been in contact with family by phone but has refused to make physical contact. Police say that communication has since ended and now the family is concerned for his safety.
Bennett is described as five foot eight inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, with a slim build, hazel eyes, a shaved head with short grey-brown hair, and a grey-brown beard. Police say he is a smoker and he suffers from a seizure disorder that requires medication.
He is believed to be in the Belleville or Quinte West area.
Belleville police are asking anyone with information about Bennett’s whereabouts to contact Det. Const. Ann Earle-Dempsey at 613-966-0882 ext. 2310.