UPDATE: Missing Marion County man found safe

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UPDATE (7/23/20 2:49 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – David Cottrell has been found safe, according to the Fairmont Police Department.

ORIGINAL STORY (7/21/20 8:21 p.m.):

A Silver Alert has been issued in Marion County for a 35-year-old man with severe autism.

David Russel Cottrell was last seen Tuesday around 12:35 p.m. on Chicago Street, in downtown Fairmont, according to a Facebook post from the Fairmont Police Department.

He is described as being 5’11” tall and weighing 150 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair that is thinning.

Cottrell was last seen wearing a grey and white flannel shirt with jeans and tennis shoes.

According to officials, Cottrell is autistic and may react scared if approached. Officials are advising that if anyone sees Cottrell, to call the Fairmont Police Department at 304-366-4200, the West Virginia State Police at 304-367-2850 or dial 911.

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