GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) –An off-duty detective found Ronald Stemp, the 47-year-old man who had been missing for nearly a month, on Saturday while Stemp was walking down the street in Georgetown.
Authorities received several calls from citizens to say they had seen Stemp at several businesses along Williams Drive on Saturday morning. An off-duty Georgetown detective driving through the area of Northwest Boulevard and Whisper Oaks saw him walking down the street and was able to transport him to a local hospital for medical issues and treatment.
His exact whereabouts were not known, but he admitted he was in the Georgetown area the whole time and he knew police were looking for him.
Stemp had been been missing since Jan. 6 and was not taking his prescribed medication. Authorities said he expressed suicidal thoughts in the past. He had gone missing before, but always returned, according to police.
Before his disappearance, he was last seen leaving his home in the area of Northwest Boulevard and Lakeway Drive in Georgetown with only his wallet and the clothes he was wearing.
The Georgetown Police Department, the Department of Public Safety Air Support and the Texas Rangers then conducted ground searches in and around the area where Stemp lives with no luck.