They believed that he “willingly left the state,” the news site said.
The family had some form of indirect communication with him after his disappearance but had no idea where he was.
Several news sites indicated that, from the beginning of the case, police didn’t think the situation looked like foul play.
Dow was found safe in Virginia, but police and family members have not released any details.
UPDATE, Oct. 25: The Flat Rock website states, “We are relieved to say that Terry Dow has been located. He is currently receiving professional care. We thank everyone for all the help and support you have given. We especially thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue to pray for Terry and his family.”