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Missing man found early Sunday morning

LAKE PLACID - A man who was reported missing after heading to the post office Saturday morning was discovered safe and uninjured around 1 a.m. Sunday when a Highlands County deputy made a traffic stop on his vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. The traffic stop of Eliseo Rivera’s vehicle occurred near the Sweetbay Supermarket in the Lake Placid area, said Nell Hays, public information officer for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. It remained unclear as to where Rivera had been since Saturday morning, she said. He wasn’t reported missing until early Saturday afternoon or evening, Hays said.