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Missing U.S. Marine Located Safe In Texas

Stacy Wallace via Associated Press

A U.S. Marine who was believed to have left Arizona for California's Camp Pendleton but never arrived has been found unharmed in Texas.

Citing a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Lance Coporal Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas, on Saturday night.

Military authorities did not include details of how Wallace was found or what he was doing.

Wallace's mother, Stacy Wallace, says he was last seen leaving a friend's house in Surprise, Arizona, on Monday night.

She says he was coming off a three-day leave and was eager to return to base, having been recently promoted.