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Pasco couple last seen in St. Pete found safe in Jacksonville

A Pasco County couple who went missing while driving to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on Friday to pick up their son were found safe Saturday night in Jacksonville.

Marvin and Joan Stump left their Zephyrhills home about 8 p.m. Friday to drive to the airport in Clearwater, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. But they never arrived, nor did they return home.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday, St. Petersburg police spotted the couple's silver Lincoln Town Car in the area of Fifth Avenue N and Beach Drive, authorities said. Officers stopped the car and talked with the couple, who asked for directions to the airport. Afterward, the car headed south.

Authorities issued a Silver Alert for Marvin, 89, and Joan, 88, Saturday after their family members filed a missing person's report.

The statewide alert caught the attention of authorities in Jacksonville, who responded after the couple's car was involved in a minor traffic accident, officials said. They appeared lost, authorities said, and apparently drove all night before ending up in Jacksonville.

They were taken to a Jacksonville hospital for observation, officials said. Their son, who flew into St. Petersburg from Indiana, was planning to travel to Jacksonville to pick up his parents Saturday night.

Pasco couple last seen in St. Pete found safe in Jacksonville 04/27/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 27, 2013 8:54pm]
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