Columbus police: Missing 81-year-old found in West Virginia

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police have found an 81-year-old man who went missing on Wednesday.

Columbus police say James L. Childs Sr. was last seen in the area of East 23rd Avenue and Bancroft Street. Police say he was found in northern West Virginia during a traffic stop. His family is on their way to him.

Anyone with information on a missing person is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4545. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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