MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Marion County Sheriff's Office has safely located a missing 27-year-old man Wednesday. 

Deputies said Ricardo Bautista was safely found and thanked the community for their help sharing his photo.

The sheriff's office had initially started looking for Bautista on Tuesday after they said he made statements that have law enforcement concerned for his wellbeing. 

He has since been safely located.

Ricardo Bautista
Ricardo Bautista, 27, was safely located Wednesday, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Marion County Sheriff's Office