UPDATE: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office said John Woodward has been found and is safe.

Thank you to those who shared his photo and searched for him.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 43-year-old John Woodard.

Deputies tell Ozarks First, John left a residence in the 4000 block of S. Appleton Drive in Springfield late Thursday (04/08/21) night. Members of Woodard’s family say John often goes on walks through the neighborhood but has never failed to return home.

Woodard is a 6-foot-tall, 250 lb., Black male with a black beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a Nike hoodie.

All those with information are urged to call 911.