Police find missing SoCal man alive, say he ‘voluntarily left the area’

Richard Tyrrell, right, and his girlfriend Marcy Sattelmaier are seen in an undated photo posted to Facebook on July 9, 2019.

TEMECULA, Calif. — A man who was reported missing Thursday after visiting Pechanga Resort Casino has been found, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

Richard Tyrrell was reported missing by his girlfriend of nine years, Marcy Sattelmaier, who said Thursday he vanished after a trip to the casino Monday. According to Sattelmaier, the last location Tyrrell’s phone registered was in the Carson/Compton area Monday morning.

Around 3:15 p.m. Friday, Riverside police said Tyrrell had been located and, by his account, had left the casino voluntarily.

“We share in the community’s relief to hear of Rich Tyrell’s safe return,” a Pechanga spokesperson said Friday. “We know the past few days were unnerving for his family and friends. We were glad to assist law enforcement from the outset, and we are grateful to the Riverside Sheriff’s Office and everyone who contributed to the search.”

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