Missing 87-year-old man found safe, officials say

HERNANDO, Miss. — UPDATE: The Silver Alert issued for Howard Eugene Phipps has been canceled. He has been located and is safe, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday afternoon.


The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is searching for a missing 87-year-old man.

Howard Eugene Phipps is missing from Hernando in DeSoto County, officials said.

Phipps weighs 118 lbs. and has silver hair and green eyes.

Officials said he was last seen around 9 a.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Mount Pleasant Road wearing a green and yellow plaid shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a baseball cap.

He is believed to be in a 2011 black and white mini Cooper with MS tags traveling in an unknown direction.

Family members said he suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgment, officials said.

If you see him, contact the Hernando Police Department at 662-429-9096.