Family struggles to keep man safe

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RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — An area man is safe after missing for eight hours.

Police say Melvin Fox has previously been reported missing half-a-dozen times. Fox is non-verbal and police say he tries to avoid people.

Fox has a GPS locator, but police say he’s found ways to remove it. His family has tried to get special locks on the doors, but he always finds ways to open them.

A police social worker is trying to help the family keep this from happening again.

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