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July 1, 2011

Silver Alert Success Story: 80-year old Florida man found in Georgia

by silveralertbill

On April 14, 2011, a Silver Alert was issued for 80-year-old Frederick Erwin. Erwin went missing in Brandon, Florida and was found safe 235 miles away in Lowndes County, Georgia.

From the St. Petersburg Times:

BRANDON — Authorities found a man missing for 24 hours walking down a Georgia road Thursday.

Frederick Erwin, 80, was walking in Lowndes County after his car ran out of gas, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the mentally impaired man suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.

He left home in the 1800 block of Bryan Road in Brandon driving a 1994 Silver Mercury Marquis on Wednesday. Erwin was possibly on his way to Boston.

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