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UPDATE: Missing Boone County man has been found in Texas

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Missing man, Daniel Joseph O'Neal, from Boone County, WV Missing man, Daniel Joseph O'Neal, from Boone County, WV
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A missing man from Boone County has been found alive and well in Houston, Texas. Texas authorities say Daniel Joseph O'Neal, who goes by Joey, was disoriented and didn't know where he was when they found him.

13 News was at the Charleston Yeager Airport when O'Neal reunited with his family.

His brother Bill O'Neal, told 13 News he was excited and nervous for Joey's arrival.

"I'm kind of anxious, I'm kind of looking forward to and you know, it's a real blessing to be able to think that we'll be able to see him again, talk to him again," said Bill.

Bill said family members tried calling his brother over a hundred times. They sent him text messages and Facebook posts too.

"It was gut-wrenching, heart-wrenching. Everyone was hurt and aching not knowing and all of the uncertainties," he said.

Joey said he does not know what happened to him, he is still "trying to piece the puzzle together."

To celebrate his return, family members brought him back to a family restaurant in Beckley, WV.

"We're going to take my brother out to dinner, get him something get him somewhere where he can get cleaned up, refreshed and rest," said Bill.

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UPDATE:

A missing man from Boone County has been found alive and well  in Houston, Texas. Authorities in that state say Daniel Joseph O' Neal who goes by Joey was disoriented and didn't know where he was when they found him. However, he is alive and seems to be doing well. O'Neal is currently headed back to West Virginia to be reunited with his loved ones. Boone County Deputies are still investigating the nature of his disappearance and are trying to determine how he ended up in the State of Texas. We will bring you additional details on this story as they become available.

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The family of a Boone County, WV man missing for more than one week said they are extremely worried about their loved one.

Bill O'Neal fights back tears as he talks about his brother, Daniel Joseph O'Neal, who goes by Joey.

"It's like he vanished," he said.

His family said he hasn't been seen or heard from since he checked in to a Starbucks on Facebook on August 21.

"He was seen at Starbucks in Beckley and since then, we've received no phone calls, no texts, no contacts," he said.

Bill said the disappearance is taking a tough toll on Joey's 16-year-old daughter.

"It's been nerve-racking, heart wrenching. She's been extremely sick and has had to miss school," he said.

Joey has ties to Boone, Raleigh, Wyoming and Kanawha Counties. He could be driving a dark green Toyota Solara.

"We're all just aching inside, hurting, wanting to hear his voice and wanting to see him," he said.

Authorities said he has ties to some religious groups that could be perceived as radical, but they aren't sure if he's in danger.

His family just want him to call home.

"Joey, if you're out there, would you please contact the family? We love you, we hope to see you, and we're praying for the best."

Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency if you know where Joey O'Neal is.

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A man is missing in Boone County, WV and police are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Daniel Joseph O'Neal, also known as "Joey," could be in a dark green Toyota Solara.  O'Neal has family in the Oceana area of Wyoming County and the Nitro area of Kanawha County.  O'Neal also has acquaintances in the Beckley are of Raleigh County.

Police are unable to say if O'Neal is in any danger. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy C. N. Hess at 304-369-7340.