Missing 85-year-old Tampa dementia patient found in Pinellas - WFLA News Channel 8

Missing 85-year-old Tampa dementia patient found in Pinellas

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - An 85-year-old dementia patient who went missing after driving away from his West Tampa apartment Wednesday morning has been found safe in Pinellas County.

Tampa Police say Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies located Alfredo Fernandez at a Mobile gas station near 49th Street and Ulmerton Road at about 8:37 p.m.

Fernandez's family met the deputies at the gas station and took him home.

He drove away from his West Tampa apartment Wednesday morning at around 9:40 a.m. in a 2009 blue 4-door Kia.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued for him.

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