Missing endangered person alert issued for Citrus County dementia patient

Citrus County

UPDATE:

Douglas Smith has been located after almost a day of searching. He was about around 10 a.m. by the Cirtus County Sheriff’s Office in the woods behind Crystal Gem Manor Assisted Living Facility.

He had no injuries.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Crystal River man suffering from dementia was reported missing Monday, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Douglas Edwin Smith, 68, was last seen at 5 a.m. wearing a black shirt, khaki cargo shorts, white socks, and blue jeans. He had no shoes.

Smith is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 225 pounds. He has brown and grey hair and brown eyes with a long beard.

Authorities believe he is traveling on foot, but they do not know where he is headed. He is classified as a missing endangered adult.

If you know where he is, call the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 352-249-2790 or Crime Stoppers of Citrus County at 1-888-ANY-TIPS (888-269-8477). You can also send information in at www.CrimeStoppersCitrus.com.

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