110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Apr 26, 2013 - 5:56:00pm
UPDATED SUNDAY, APRIL 27 – James Reed was later found, safe and sound, the Sheriff's Office reported.
REPORTED EARLIER – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 60-year-old Deltona man who has been missing since Friday morning. James Reed left his house on Crowley Terrace at about 9 a.m. and was planning to walk to the area of S.R. 472 and I-4, possibly to panhandle or look for work.
Reed reportedly was seen carrying a sign which read: “Family in need of help.” While he hasn’t been diagnosed, Reed’s wife said he gets forgetful at time and she believes that he may be suffering from the early onset of either Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, the Sheriff's Office reported.
When Reed failed to return home Friday morning, his wife drove around looking for him and stopped to walk the area around the I-4 interchange. Unable to find him, she called the Sheriff’s Office at 12:13 p.m. to report her husband as missing. Patrol deputies along with a K-9 unit and Sheriff’s Office helicopter have been scouring the area looking for Reed. They’ve also checked area hospitals and with the local bus system and initiated automated calls to residents in the area through the Fort Lauderdale-based A Child Is Missing program.
Reed is 5’9” and weighs about 180 pounds. He has balding brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey shirt, black sneakers and a white and blue baseball cap. Anyone who spots Reed or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999.
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