A well-known Maryland horseman who rode from Maine to Florida for charity and had been missing for a week has been found alive and well, police said Thursday.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office had described Ray Charles Lockamy’s disappearance as suspicious, and on Friday said they were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the week that he was not seen.

The disappearance rattled neighbors and many horse enthusiasts in Southern Maryland.

Lockamy, 50, was last seen on July 17, volunteering at a children’s camp in Upper Marlboro, friends said.

His vehicle was found two days later – and about 20 miles away – at the end of his long driveway in the 7000 block of Kent Road in Sunderland.

Friends said his license, keys and other personal articles were still inside. But an even bigger reason his disappearance was suspicious, they said, was the avid animal lover left without asking anyone to care for his horses, goats, owls and other animals.

Police began investigating Lockamy’s disappearance over the weekend, and dragged the pond behind his home, friends said.

A vigil was held Wednesday night at his home. Lockamy was found the next morning.