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Missing Mason City man found safe in L.A.

Mother of Alonzo Higgins says he's safe.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Oct. 12, 2018 10:47 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – The family of a man missing for 10 days says he’s contacted them and is safe.

Alonzo Higgins, 27, was last seen around October 1. Mason City police asked for the public’s help in locating him on October 7, saying there were some “unusual circumstances” surrounding his disappearance.

Higgins reportedly wrote his brother he was leaving town for a church convention in the Twin Cities. Police said there was video footage of Higgins boarding a bus in Mason City but he could not be found after that.

Higgins' mother, Sylvia Sowell, has contacted KIMT and told us her son is safe. She says Higgins called his family Thursday and told them he was in Los Angeles. Sylvia says she would like to tell the people of Mason City and the police department how much her family appreciates everything they have done to help them through this situation.

The Mason City Police Department says Higgins traveled to Minneapolis by bus and then took aplace to Los Angeles.  He called his family from a homeless shelter and family members are making arrrangements to reunite on Friday.

For previous coverage of this story, click here, here, and here.

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