Missing Deaf and Mute Man Located

junior encarnacion
Broward Sheriff's Office

Family members have been reunited with a deaf and mute man that had been missing since Thursday.

A family friend found Junior Encarnacion sitting on a bench by 163rd Street in North Miami, the family told NBC 6.

Encarnacion, 40, is completely deaf and mute and suffers from hypertension. He had no previous history of being missing before he left his home Thursday on foot.

The family was taking Encarnacion to Memorial Regional Hospital for a check up.

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