SAVANNAH, Ga. — A former Georgia Southern football standout who disappeared days ago has been found.
John Wesley Kennedy’s family reported him missing to Savannah police and Garden City police around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Kennedy was last seen leaving his apartment off Kessler Avenue in Garden City. Family members told WJCL in Savannah that they are concerned for his safety and mental health.
Officials reported Tuesday night that officers spotted Kennedy in the Savannah landfill off of Dean Forest Road around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. When they tried to help him, Kennedy ran off into the woods.
He was located a second time by a Garden City police officer at 9:00 p.m. at Dean Forest Road and Sunshine Avenue in Garden City.
He was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but officials say he is safe.
Former Benedictine Military and Georgia Southern football star found safe Tuesday night https://t.co/kJqIK2tOOL— Frank Sulkowski WJCL (@TheBigGuyWJCL) October 20, 2021
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Wesley Kennedy III was last seen wearing this. His mother shared these images captured from a home camera. The former Benedictine and Georgia Southern standout still hasn’t been located. Local authorities have been assisting in the search. pic.twitter.com/ATuIlqQxtM— Frank Sulkowski WJCL (@TheBigGuyWJCL) October 18, 2021
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