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Missing Springfield Township attorney found in Wisconsin

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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio- Missing valley attorney John Schoenike has been found in Wisconsin, according to police.

According to a report on Facebook, The message was posted shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, stating: "He has been found. He is going to be ok. We do not know anything more. Thank you for all of your support and prayers that is why he is ok."

21 News confirmed that message in a brief phone call with Schoenike's wife, Lynn Shoenike.
"I've got to tell you right now, this is the most optimistic and best I've felt. We've got a bunch of great people that are willing to do this and I know he's going to know this is happening. He's going to sense it, he's going to feel it, and it's going to give him strength."

Schoenike disappeared from his Springfield Township home Friday morning.

By late afternoon, police found his Ford Excursion in the parking lot of the Boardman Swim Club.

Inside was his cell phone, wallet, and his watch - which was broken.

Police say Schoenike was found in Forest County, Wisconsin. He reportedly called his wife around 7 p.m. confirming his whereabouts. His family is en route to Wisonsin to pick him up.

Police do not know how he got to Wisconsin or why he left. Beside his car being found in Boardman, police say no financial transactions were made from his bank account or his credit cards. 

Family and friends suspected something was wrong primarily because Schoenike, usually a man of habit, was not following his usual routine.

It is believed that he may have family in Wisconsin. 

All weekend, friends and family poured their energy in the search for him.

Just hours before the good news came to Schoenike's family, a vigil was held at their church, St. Paul the Apostle in New Middletown.

On Sunday, a massive, organized search involving volunteers, Springfield Township Police and the FBI.

21 News reporter Michelle Nicks will be live at noon for more on this developing story.

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