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Missing 79-year-old Clearwater man found safe, police say

UPDATE: The silver alert for a missing 79-year-old Clearwater man with Alzheimer's was canceled Saturday morning.

Wallace Forrest Cowan, who hadn't been seen since Thursday afternoon, was found safe in Clearwater, public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said.

CLEARWATER — Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 79-year-old Clearwater man with Alzheimer's who hasn't been seen since Thursday afternoon.

A neighbor last saw Wallace Forrest Cowan at about 5 p.m. at his apartment at 1221 Drew St., Clearwater police said.

Police said Cowan also suffers from dementia. He is known to frequent Morton Plant Hospital and a few local restaurants, they said.

Police said Cowan is believed to be traveling in a silver 2004 Ford Taurus, Florida tag Y3MLX. His plate was scanned in Madison county at 2:42 a.m. Friday, though Cowan's direction was unknown, police said.

Cowan is described as 5 foot 8, 164 pounds and he wears metal frame glasses.

Anyone with information can call Clearwater police at (727)562-4200.

Missing 79-year-old Clearwater man found safe, police say 08/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2011 8:50am]
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