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Search continues for missing Ocala man


Ocala police are asking the public for help locating a man missing since Christmas Day. OPD Sergeant Chas Maier says Russell Lynn Hoagland has indicated he may harm himself.

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Currently, he says police have little information about where Hoagland is. Anyone with information can contact Ocala Police or Crime Stoppers. Hoagland is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has a number of distinct tattoos including “Gidget” on the left side of his neck and “Allen” on the right side.

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