Search suspended for missing Inverness woman

The McHugh family created a sign to thank first responders and the community for their help and support in the search for Carol McHugh (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office on June 13, 2017)
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced it is suspending the search for 72-year-old Carol McHugh.
After five days and 3,000 plus manhours of searching, Sheriff Mike Prendergast made the decision to suspend the search. 
Before making the public announcement, representatives of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office met with the McHugh family. 

Search continues for missing Inverness woman

Carol McHugh, 72, was last seen wearing this walking outfit, the Sheriff's Office said.</em>
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and several other organizations on Saturday continued the search for 72 year old Carol McHugh from Inverness, who was reported missing on Thursday.
Search efforts on Saturday were hampered by severe weather with lightning.

FHP locates missing elderly Beverly Hills man

Anthony Smotes, Beverly Hills

"Tony" Smotes

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Sunday night said that a 90-year-old man, reported missing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, has been found.

Anthony "Tony" Smotes, left his residence at 5539 Elkcam Blvd., Beverly Hills and was reported missing after he had not returned.

Smotes was located in Dixie County by a FHP trooper, and is safe and sound, the CCSO said.

He was driving a dark grey 2008 Nissan Altima at the time, and is thought to possibly have had the family dog with him at the time.

Marion County: A Short History Lesson

The Marion County Courthouse in Ocala

Marion County was created in 1844 from portions of Alachua, Orange and Hillsborough counties.

In addition, until 1853, Marion County included most of what is now Lake and Sumter counties.

Marion County is named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, who was a guerilla fighter and hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Early in the war, General Marion led a band of 20 to 70 men which, at the time, was the only defense against the British in the entire state of South Carolina.

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