Ellicott City man missing since Sunday is found in Ohio


An Ellicott City man reported missing since Sunday was seen late Monday driving in Ohio, apparently lost, Howard County police said yesterday.

A Stow, Ohio, resident called local officials about 9 p.m. and said a driver appeared disoriented and lost. Police used his license plate number to determine that Sam Papa, 83, of the 9200 block of Frederick Road was driving his 1997 Lincoln Mark VII in Ohio. Police in Stow took Papa to their station and contacted his family.

Papa was last seen about 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving the Castle Harbor Marina in Chester, Queen Anne's County, where he had been boating, said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a county police spokesman.

His family told Howard police that Papa was occasionally disoriented and was recovering from quadruple bypass surgery, according to the police report.

Police said Papa's family was traveling to Ohio to bring him back to Maryland.

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