September 4th, 2010
03:02 PM ET

Man missing for 3 months found safe

A Kansas man missing for more than three months has turned up alive and unharmed, CNN affiliate KMBC reports.

Luke Stevens, 23, of Tonganoxie, Kansas, disappeared May 26 from the home of his father, Dan Stevens, according to the Kansas City Star newspaper's website.

The father's 1983 pickup was found 50 miles from home not long after Stevens vanished, but there was no sign of Stevens, KMBC reported. Sheriff's deputies, volunteers, dogs and divers scoured fields, woods, lakes and streams multiple times to no avail, according to the Star.

Then late Thursday night, the phone rang at Dan Stevens' residence. It was his son calling from Kansas City, Missouri, to request a ride home, just like that, both outlets reported.

Stevens, who is 6-foot-5 and weighed 250 pounds when last seen, had lost a lot of weight and seemed disoriented, said his mother, Joyce Stevens, according to KMBC.

According to the Star's extensive story on the mystery, around 3 a.m. Friday, Dan Stevens issued a concise e-mail to family and friends:

"Luke is home and safe! Was living in the woods near Longview Lake. Thanks for all the support. Dan."

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  1. Guedo Brown

    Yeap, that's stat. Better yet, go ahead and check for the anus trauma first.
    Go ahead and do that first, would you?

    September 5, 2010 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. oh please

    the law will charge him for the man hours and time spent looking for him.,

    Thats THOUSANDS of dollars. have fun being a little brat in the woods?

    September 5, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Major Wood

      Since when is it anyone's (that would include you) business where and why he disappeared? Last time I looked, he was of legal age & didn't leave a spouse or children unsupported. In other words, he had NO obligations to account for his actions to anyone. Selfish – quite possibly, however, definitely NOT illegal, therefore, why should he shoulder the cost? I don't like it either, but suck it up and bend over, buddy – that what we pay taxes for!

      September 5, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. FredG

    Be certain, it's B.S. The truth will come out shortly.

    September 5, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Eric

    Sounds like a possible case of dissociative fugue...

    September 5, 2010 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. NICK PAPATONIS CNNAUSTINTX ON TWITTER

    W-T-F WAS HE AT THE GAY BAR?

    September 5, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Ricksucksmyballs

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAhAHA!!!!!!

      September 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. big momma

    what is with you guys and aliens? and how do you know he has a mental disorder? maybe he went on a vacation? i don't know i'm just guessing.

    September 5, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. big momma

    maybe, you need you'r anus checked?

    September 5, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. SCBeauty1983

    CNN dropped the ball on thus story; the article, as it's written, doesn't answer the basic questions that it raises (the Who, What, When, Where, Why, etc.) and if the family doesn't want to comment further, then CNN has no business even publishing the story to begin with.

    Either publish the story in its entirety or leave the family alone and give them their peace... You can't have it both ways! Very poor journalism!

    September 5, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. BJ22727

    Yeah he does look autistic! Just missing the helmet

    September 5, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • nunya

      You are an idiot! "looks autistic"???? Autism is not diagnosed from looking at a photograph....get a clue!

      September 5, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelly

      I agree, how could you make a statement like that? You sound like a moron!

      September 5, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. termlimits

    Running away from home at his age is a little disturbing to say the least. But, to each his own. Looks like his parents are glad he's home!

    September 5, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. jerry

    well im glad that they got reunited.if i could share my story.new years eve 1972 my father said he was going to get bread and milk and that is the last time any one has ever seen or heard from him.he has not come home or shown up anywhere its like he vanished from the face of the earth.the people that are writing on this blog seriously need to grow up.i was too young to know who my dad was.his name is earest robert pfaff.and by the way this is no joke this really happened and my dad is still missing

    September 5, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • tami

      hope you find your dad. We had a case of a missing person in our area not too long ago missing for about a week or 2 he was found but not in the way no one wants to be found. So this does happen. who knows why ppl do what they do. Just grateful everything for this guy turned out right.

      September 5, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Denise

      Hello Jerry,

      Same thing happened with my cousin's husband about 20 years ago. He went out for some cigarettes and never came back.

      It must have been really rough when you were a kid.

      September 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. HELP

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan.ORG a man with 4 young babies is fighting for his life....thanks

    September 5, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. derlayflorida

    I have an Uncle that disappeared when he was about the same age for about 3 months. He lost all memory, had various jobs and had even spent a few nights in jail. Even the FBI was called in. Several months later, he called home wanting to know if it was okay to come home. The conclusion was that he had some type of memory lapse which may have been a result of a childhood injury (He suffered head trauma when he was about 5). What is amazing is that he has lived a very productive life raising a family and a career as a successful engineer.

    September 5, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mbiukel

    ALIEN ABDUCTION......................................

    September 5, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. wingslk

    What a blessing for that family!

    September 5, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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