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Posted on Mon, May 20, 2013 : 9:18 a.m.

Missing Ann Arbor man located in Kentucky

By John Counts

Ann Arbor police said the man reported missing Thursday was located in Kentucky Sunday.

Detective William Stanford said Daniel Lee Brown was pulled over on a traffic stop by Kentucky police.

"He's alive and well," Stanford said.

Brown was evaluated by authorities and it was determined he could be released, according to Stanford. The family was also notified.

Stanford confirmed Brown decided to take a trip without telling anyone.

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Mon, May 20, 2013 : 10:53 p.m.

Glad he's ok. Road Trip !!!!


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 7:10 p.m.

I agree with the comment from "just curious" right above this one. This is now a personal & family issue with Mr Brown. I'm sure the family is so relieved to know the man is safe. The "why's" of his disappearance are none of my business. Thank you to for initially posting this story. Helped to raise public awareness. The initial story had said he was driving a minivan and liked to frequent Whole Foods & Meijers on Carpenter Rd. I know I was keeping a look out for this man for the past few days. This disappearance wouldn't qualify for an Amber Alert ... so this was a way to get Mr Browns story & picture out there to both public & police agencies. This likely aided in the follow up by the police officer in Kentucky when he was stopped for routine traffic stop. Now that Mr Brown has been located ... This becomes a personal & family issue. I'm not, nor should I be, privy to the details. Just Thank God he was found safe.


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

I'm relieved to hear that he was found and it is his business why he left and whether he wants to come back. Cancer is a terrible disease and sometimes the treatment is very difficult as well.

Paula Gardner

Mon, May 20, 2013 : 4:05 p.m.

I'm going to check into that today. Like most papers, we have fewer people working on Sunday. However, that was something that we were checking on. We also start work shortly after 5 am on weekdays to make sure that overnight news gets into our 6 a.m. newsletter. That was me this morning, and I didn't see any mention of a Sunday update - so we essentially missed it twice. I'm sorry about that. I know readers were hoping for the best for this man, and many of us are relieved that he's been found.


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 5:51 p.m.

Thanks for the honesty Paula, refreshing. Not about you missing it twice, but more about how operates. You don't have an easy job and we aren't exactly easy on your team.


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 3:51 p.m.

Funny I saw this story last night on channel 4 at 6pm. Wondering what took so long to report his finding?


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 2:58 p.m.

The update on the news (I forget which channel) last night was slightly more interesting. Apparently he claimed he didn't want to come back to Michigan.


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 2:14 p.m.

Mr Brown's family must be so relieved. Thank goodness this came to a good conclusion and he is safe.


Mon, May 20, 2013 : 2:08 p.m.

How nice to see this turning out for the positive!