Deputies find missing Richland County man walking down Highway 17

AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston County deputies early Tuesday morning found a Richland County man who had disappeared nearly 24 hours earlier.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, 74-year-old William Dent Leeke was found on Highway 17 near Guerins Bridge Road around 4:15 a.m. after finding the man's Cadillac abandoned in the road. {}

Leeke was walking down the roadway, deputies said.

He had been reported missing on Monday and was reunited with family members at Roper Hospital in Mount Pleasant.

Responding deputies said Leeke appeared to be confused and disoriented when they found him.