Missing couple located

A couple reported missing Thursday out of Pulaski County were located by evening at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

George Hess, 81, and Janette Hess, 70, were reported missing from Little Rock by a relative who had been unable to contact them for several months, according to a press release from Pulaksi County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Carl Minden. Minden said it turned out the couple had been in the hospital since June 12.

“The Hesses were just located,” Minden said in an email at 9:45 p.m. “Someone recognized them from the television coverage.”