UPDATE: Missing 72-year-old Jack McCarty was located at the home of relatives in Waycross.
According to a press release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, McCarty is doing fine and officials are trying to find out how he got to Waycross.
UPDATE: Authorities found that McCarty walked into the Kroger on Salem Road around 1 a.m. the morning of May 5, just hours after he was reported missing.
He can be seen on store video and appears to be accompanied by three white males, who all look to be in their late 30s to early 40s. The group, along with McCarty, is seen walking in together and then appear to leave together after purchasing a few items.
According to a press release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, investigatiors believe that McCarty left with the three men in a red or gray pick-up truck or a gray passenger vehicle.
Authorities are still searching for a 72-year-old man who went missing Thursday afternoon. A Mattie's Call was issued early Friday.
Jack McCarty is described as 6-feet-1-inches tall, 170 lbs., with short gray hair and a large forehead. He has symptoms of early onset Parkinson's disease and diabetes. He is overdue for his diabetes medication.
McCarty was last seen by a personal caregiver who reported that he walked away from a home they were visiting around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He has not been seen or heard from since. When he disappeared he was wearing a brown T-shirt, blue jeans and brown slippers. He walks with a cane.
Anyone with information about McCarty's whereabouts or who has had contact with him is urged to contact the Newton County Sheriff's Office at (678) 625-1421 or (678) 625-1401.