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SLED: Missing Chester man, 70, possibly in danger

Authorities need help finding 70-year-old Joseph Kelly Heath, who has multiple medical issues who was last seen Thursday traveling from Jonesville to his home in Chester.
Authorities need help finding 70-year-old Joseph Kelly Heath, who has multiple medical issues who was last seen Thursday traveling from Jonesville to his home in Chester. SLED

UPDATE: Heath has been found.

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State and local authorities need help finding an elderly Chester man who has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and has multiple medical issues.

Joseph Kelly Heath, 70, was last seen about noon Thursday traveling from Jonesville to his home in Chester, according to a release from the State Law Enforcement Division. He suffers from early stages of dementia and is a severe diabetic and in need of insulin.

Heath is about 6-foot-4 and weighs approximately 225 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Heath’s vehicle is a charcoal gray 2007 Chevrolet Malibu sedan. The vehicle has a blue veteran tag on the back (No. VT19827) and a Marine Corps tag on the front.

Anyone with information on Heath’s whereabouts is asked to call the Chester Police Department at 803-899-1659.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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