UPDATE: Austistic man missing from Vancleave home is safe

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Edwin Gilmore

Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and Gautier Police who were searching for a 23-year-old autistic and hearing impaired man report he is home safe.

The sheriff’s office said 23-year-old Edwin Bernard Gilmore Jr. returned home on his own Tuesday. He had last been seen Monday afternoon about 2 p.m. at his home on River Walk drive in Vancleave.

Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, his cell phone pinged near Prince George Drive, which is off Martin Bluff Road in Gautier.

Gilmore was wearing a black shirt, maroon shorts and flip flops when he left home.

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