Sanford, missing since Thursday, reportedly located - Local / Metro - The State apparently he has been found...but nobody, including his wife knew for days.... The governorβs office issued a statement Monday afternoon: "Gov. Sanford is taking some time away from the office this week to recharge after the stimulus battle and the legislative session, and to work on a couple of projects that have fallen by the wayside. We are not going to discuss the specifics of his travel arrangements or his security arrangements." shady.