Authorities search for missing La Plata man

Lavern Douglas Rice of La Plata

An elderly Heartland man missing since Saturday has been located.

Police say 89-year-old Lavern Douglas Rice of La Plata was found Tuesday.

Rice was last seen Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 a.m., when he left his home in La Plata en route to Muskogee, Okla. Authorities say Rice was planning to move his daughter from Muskogee to La Plata.

His family had not had any contact with him since he left home, but believed he was traveling to Kansas and then south to Oklahoma.

According to the La Plata Police Department, Rice is well and safe at home as of 6:10 p.m.