Article update (July 24th at 10:44pm): Howard County Police report missing elderly man Raymond Forney has been located unharmed

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Police ask for public’s help to locate missing elderly man

Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing elderly man from Columbia.

Raymond Earl Forney, 75, was last seen at his residence in the 6500 block of Quilting Way at approximately 7 p.m. last night. At approximately 8:30 p.m., his family discovered he had left the residence on foot, and contacted police when he did not return home.

Forney’s family, and police, are concerned for his welfare due to age-related health issues.

Officers searched the area overnight, including Owen Brown Village Center and Dobbin Shopping Center, which Forney is familiar with, but have been unable to locate him.

Forney is described as a white male, five feet seven inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with blue eyes and white hair. He was last seen wearing a gray polo shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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Scott E