UPDATE 4:47 p.m.- The SMCSO has notified the community through Nixle and email that Mr. Clarke has been located. No further details available at this time.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m.- The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is letting citizens know that they are using a drone in the St. Mary’s City area in efforts to locate Mr. Clarke.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a critically missing person. Thomas Franklin Clarke, age 62, of St. Mary’s City, has been reported as a missing person. Clarke suffers from Alzheimer’s, and was last seen in the St. Mary’s City area, wearing blue pajama bottoms, and a long sleeve gray shirt. Clarke has gray hair, and is 5’10” in height, and weighs 180 lbs., and has blue eyes.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Thomas Franklin Clarke, or anyone who may have seen Clarke today, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

Advisory: Police activity in the area of Rt. 5/St. Mary’s City

SMCSO is looking for a critically missing individual; Thomas Franklin Clarke age 62. White male, with blue eyes, 5’10” 180lbs. Clarke was last seen in the St. Mary’s City area, and was reportedly wearing a long sleeve gray shirt with blue pajama pants. Clarke is reported to be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

If seen please call the Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008