Missing person found in Putnam County

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UPDATE: James Orbie Fender, has been located alive and well by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Putnam County Fire Rescue. He was found in a heavily wooded area several hundred yards away from where he was last seen near Old Welaka Road.



The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a missing person from Welaka, Florida. James Fender was last seen in Welaka, Florida on October 29, 2017.

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Fender frequents the Welaka, Florida area and is considered to be medically endangered. Fender was last seen at 611 Old Welaka Rd at approximately 1:00pm.

If you have seen Fender please call Detective Joseph Abbott at 386-329-0415, or the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0801, or call Crime Stoppers at 1888-277-TIPS (8477).