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January 22, 2012

Silver Alert Success Story: 83-year-old Florida man found in North Carolina

by silveralertbill

On January 14, 2012, a Silver Alert was issued for 83-year-old Lloyd George Passmore. Passmore went missing in Paisley, Florida and was found 560 miles away in Asheville, North Carolina.

According to the Orlando Sentinel:

An elderly Paisley man who went missing last week was safely found in a hotel in Asheville, N.C.

Lloyd George Passmore, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, was spotted nearly 600 miles from home. Officers found him Tuesday in the lobby of a Ramada hotel off Smokey Park Highway, Asheville police reported Friday.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week issued a Silver Alert for the 83-year-old man, who lives alone. He was last seen at his home Jan. 14.

Passmore had made comments he was going to drive to Michigan, which is where his relatives live, sheriff’s officials said. It’s unclear whether Passmore was checking into the hotel.

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