Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Updated at 10:30 p.m.

Michael Lynch, a 36-year-old man with cognitive disabilities, was found safe in Decatur after several hours of searching.

Allison Beckwith, a police spokeswoman, said Lynch had asked somebody for a ride and ended up in Decatur, where he was found safe late Sunday night. More details were not available from police Sunday night. 

According to a social media post from the police department, Lynch walked away from his group home in the 3600 block of Andalusian Drive in Denton. Until he was reported safe in Decatur at roughly 7:30 p.m., Lynch hadn't been seen since 4 p.m.

As of Sunday evening, Lynch had not been entered into the Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse available online.

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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