Family: Missing Mobile County man found over a month later

Mobile County

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Family of missing man Richard Horn, 57, tells WKRG News 5 he has been found.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says Horn was last seen April 26, 2021. Family says Horn was taken to a local hospital after he was found.

The sister of Richard Horn said he walked into a store Friday asking for help, and that’s how they became reunited.

Vicki Horn Gray said Richard suffers from mental illness, and he disappeared after the sudden death of their brother.

She said he’s been staying in the woods near Big Creek Lake and drank water from the lake.  He is severely dehydrated and weak, but she’s grateful he’s alive.

“A weight is lifted. I am so thankful. I have been so emotional all day long — I mean tears flowing,” Gray said. “I grabbed him and hugged him. I was crying and he was crying, and he goes, ‘I was gonna die, I was gonna die.’ And so I give God all the glory. I give him all the thanks because if it were not for Him he would not have been kept safe this long.”

Gray is also thankful for all the volunteers who searched for her brother, and she makes this plea — If you hear of anyone who is missing, please take it seriously. 

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