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Man, 20, with Down syndrome found unharmed in Oxon Hill


A 20-year-old man with Down syndrome who disappeared from a group home in Columbia Thursday morning was found unharmed in Oxon Hill in Prince George's County that night, Howard County police said.

Samuel McDaniel was returned to the home in the 6800 block of Happy Heart Lane in Owen Brown village on Thursday night, Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman, said.

Keller said Friday that McDaniel, who recently moved to Columbia from Randallstown, was free to come and go from the group home as he pleased.

"Evidently, he had a little money on him, and simply got on a bus," Keller said.

"There was nothing more to it than that."

Police did not know why McDaniel went to Oxon Hill.

Pub Date: 12/08/96

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