Harrison County

Missing Gulfport man found about 65 miles from home

Howard Flateland
Howard Flateland

A Gulfport man missing for six weeks has been found safe in Perry County, about 65 miles from home.

Howard Flateland, 62, who is homeless, was found Wednesday night, Gulfport Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

He had last been seen leaving the VA Medical Center in Biloxi on June 6.

Flateland has medical issues and was sought as a welfare concern, Bromen said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews