CA - Costco encounter helps solve 5-year mystery of missing man, Feb 2019

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  1. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    SAN DIEGO — A chance encounter outside a Costco in Mount Hope helped solve the five-year-old mystery of a missing man a family believed was dead.

    Alicia Clark and her wife Claudette first saw David McCovery a few weeks ago in the median, panhandling.

    “He was hobbling and only had one shoe, and his foot was swollen,” said Alicia Clark.

    They bought him shoes, socks and food, and talked with him.

    “Cladette asked if he needed anything else, and he said, ‘I just want to go home,'” said Clark.

    Home, he told them, was Moss Point, Mississippi. Five years ago, McCovery says he getting his life back together after a stint in prison. He volunteered to help drive his brother’s friend to San Diego to see his child. When he got here, the man asked him to go inside a Burger King to get a drink.

    “When I got outside, I looked around, and he wasn’t there,” said McCovery, 61.

    Without a phone or money, he ended up on the streets. Having recently suffered a stroke, he became confused. He couldn’t remember contact numbers for his family. And so he panhandled and survived.

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    Costco encounter helps solve 5-year mystery of missing man
     
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    Oh bless x
     
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    I can't open that link in my region (UK), does it say if he ever got back to Mississippi?
     
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    Yes-
     
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    Crying......
     
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    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    Dear @doodles1211,

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and remarkable story!

    I can't think of a more suitable word for the Clarks than the word Mr. McCovery used - "angels". I certainly agree with him!

    Costco encounter helps solve 5-year mystery of missing man

    “I can’t wait, can’t wait … Full of joy right now,” said a tearful McCovery.

    “I’ve never shed so many tears. This has been life changing for him – and me, too,” said Clark.

    McCovery says his faith in God kept him going through the rough times and calls the Clarks, his “angels.”
     
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    Angels indeed! such a beautiful story. thanks for sharing
     
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    Very nice story, I wish all our missing threads could end this well.
     
  10. flute4peace

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    What an amazing story! You just never know how a simple act of kindness can change a life.
     
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    What a beautiful story with a glorious ending!

    So happy this man ran into the Clarks instead of an evil person like SLP did.
     
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    His brothers friend wasn’t much of a friend to do that to him!

    That’s quite a ride from Moss Point to San Diego.

    So glad he will be reunited with his family.
     
  13. flute4peace

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    If he’d had the stroke prior to the trip, could this “friend” face charges of abandonment of a disabled person?
     
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    Kadoober McSassmouth

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    What a lovely story!!
     
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    yayyy so happy for David
     
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    Costco saved the day! :)
     

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