Wife of Jacksonville dad found in South Florida: 'I would do it all again for my husband'

by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated:

The wife of Jacksonville dad who was found in South Florida almost a week after he was reported missing is thanking everyone who helped search for him.

Karen Lincomfelt said her husband Calvin is getting the help he needs after he checked himself in to a South Florida hospital for an evaluation Sunday.

Calvin Lincomfelt was reported missing Aug. 7 after he never returned home to his family's Bartram Park condo.

He told his wife he was driving home from a job in New Smyrna Beach. After his wife reported him missing, investigators learned his cellphone pinged at a location five minutes from their home.

Volunteers organized a search party on Saturday.

According to a police report, Lincomfelt checked himself in to a Hollywood, Florida, hospital for an evaluation.

He could only give authorities his name and some background information. He told police that he couldn't remember anything after Aug. 7.

Further details about his condition have not been released.

"I wanted to update everyone on Calvin. He was found last night 4-1/2 hours away from home. We have him safe and getting the help he needs," Karen Lincomfelt posted on Facebook. "Please understand our privacy at this time, if it were your loved one you wouldn't want everything shared. I did everything I knew to do in my heart and would do it all again for my husband. If anyone feels I did something wrong, I'm sorry. We appreciate all who prayed, gave, searched, shared, etc. Everything was felt and much appreciated. God kept him safe and brought him back to us. Love you all!!"

Karen Lincomfelt has since took down the post or made it private.

 

“We typically see people turn up (after) about seven to 10 days, sometimes more or less,”  Steve Smith, president of River City Search and Rescue, said.

Smith headed the search for Lincomfelt over the weekend.

He said he's seen a similar outcome in the past.

“As an adult, you have a right to do whatever you want," Smith said. "People wander off because they need a break. It's completely out of character for them."

Action News Jax looked into Lincomfelt’s past to see if there was anything suspicious.

According to North Carolina court records, he was charged with insurance fraud after police say he set his home on fire.

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