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Jack Kelly returns home to family

By Brandi Makuski

Jack Kelly has been found alive and physically healthy.

Plover Police Chief Dan Ault confirmed Kelly returned home, on his own, sometime after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

“He’s been found safe and sound, he’s back with his family,” Ault said. “At this point, there are no further areas of concern.”

Kelly left his home at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. His family reported him missing at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Ault on Tuesday night described Kelly’s condition as “physically healthy and resting” but declined to elaborate on Kelly’s whereabouts or activities over the past 40 hours.

Kelly’s car was found near LaQuinta Inn on Hwy. 10, Ault said, and he was given a ride home by a third party. Ault declined to provide additional details.

Ault said “considerable resources were spent attempting to locate Jackson”, pointing to law enforcement agencies across the state and specifically referencing police in Stevens Point, at UW-Stevens Point, and deputies in Portage and Marathon counties.

“The takeaway is, a young man is home safe and sound with his family and no crime has been committed,” Ault said. “A sincere thank you to the entire community for the support and efforts in helping locate Jackson Kelly.”