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Another resident goes missing from Belleville care center

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

BELLEVILLE, Illinois—Another resident of Midwest Rehab in Belleville, Illinois went missing Tuesday morning. He was located about two hours later. 

According to the Belleville Police Department, 58-year-old Joseph Childs was reported missing around 6:45 a.m. He was last seen by staff about a half an hour earlier.

Childs, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was located a short time later by police at a Flying J truck stop in Alorton, Illinois.

Midwest Rehab confirmed Childs was unharmed and in good health. He was transported back to the center by a staff member.

Police said they will contact the appropriate agencies about the incident.

Childs is the second person who’s gone missing from Midwest Rehab in the past couple of months. A 77-year-old alzheimer’s patient walked away in January and was later found dead.


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