Missing Evansville Man Found Safe After Weeks-Long Search

44-year-old Jason Smith had been missing for weeks before he was finally found unharmed.

Posted: Jul 1, 2021 8:20 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2021 2:52 PM

An Evansville mother is breathing a sigh of relief after police say her son, 44-year-old Jason Smith, was found safe.

We first reported Smith's disappearance in mid-June when his mother reached out for help.

We're now learning Smith was found on Saturday near Hesmer Road and Weaver Road after a man was reportedly seen sitting there at the edge of a wooded area.

When officers made contact with the man, they learned it was Smith.

After he was found, Smith's family was notified and he was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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