The brother-in-law of a homeless man reported him missing Friday after the motel where he was staying told him the man left the door to his room standing open June 19 and hadn't been back since.
Police officers may have been the last ones to see the man, 30, in Strongsville -- they outside the police station about 11:30 p.m. June 19.
The caller said his brother-in-law may be trying to walk to Kentucky. He doesn't have a car and won't ride buses, a report said.
Police here put out a teletype about the missing man on Friday. Later in the afternoon, Rocky River police called to say they had dealt with the man on Thursday. He said he was homeless and had just been released from Lakewood hospital.
When Rocky River officers encountered the man again about 3 a.m. Friday, they took him to a shelter in Cleveland.
The brother-in-law went to to pick up the man's belongings.