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UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Friday: Members of Raymond Keizer's family say the 55-year-old Decatur man has been found and is safe. 


EARLIER STORY 1:45 p.m. Friday: DECATUR — Raymond Keizer, 55, was reported missing Thursday after not being seen since Wednesday evening, police said.

Sgt. Steve Carroll said Keizer's wife, Carolynn Keizer, reported him missing Thursday at 11:40 a.m. She told officers he had not been seen since 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are on the lookout for Keizer and his red Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Sgt. David Pruitt said.

Carolynn Keizer said her husband was mowing the backyard Wednesday evening, came inside of the house and then walked out of the front door. She said she thought he was going to do more yard work.

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After a while, Carolynn Keizer walked outside to see what he was doing and the car was missing, she said.

"This is not typical at all," she said. "He's never done anything like this at all."

He also left his phone at home, which his wife said is unusual. Carolynn Keizer said she discovered his debit card had been used to purchase items he would never buy, which is concerning.

Pruitt said there is a gray area when it comes to missing adults, explaining police have to make sure law enforcement doesn't invade the missing person's right to privacy and their right to leave. 

When someone is reported missing, their information is entered into the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System, Pruitt said. Keizer has been listed in this system, so if any law enforcement agency in the country comes in contact with him or his vehicle, they can make sure he is OK.

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Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @KNolenWrites

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