Texas Father Found Ten Days After Disappearance Sparked Nationwide Search

Ten days after appearing to vanish into thin air, police in Texas have located a missing father,

Ending a desperate search that drew attention from across the nation.

Colby Richards, a father of two young children, was last seen on May 24 at the crack .

Of dawn after leaving his home near Houston while carrying his wallet and phone.

His disappearance sparked a massive search effort by volunteers and local authorities that drew thousands of spectators.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office reported finding Richards alive on Thursday in.

The Woodlands, walking close to an intersection surrounded by golf courses, shopping malls, and substantial housing developments. 

Less than three miles separated him from his home when he strayed.