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Missing man from St. Petersburg found safe

ST. PETERSBURG — An elderly man who walked away from his home and did not return for more than two days has been found safe, police said.

Authorities on Tuesday said Harold Richardson-Morris, 84, was located at Pinellas Safe Harbor, the homeless shelter next to the Pinellas County Jail. His family picked him up Monday night.

Family members told authorities Richardson-Morris, who has dementia, has wandered away before but usually is quickly found in his Coquina Key neighborhood. He had last been seen at about 6 p.m. Saturday at his home.

Officials said it appears a police officer from the north part of the county picked Richardson-Morris up sometime Sunday, the same day his family reported him missing.

During the screening process, they learned he had relatives in the area and called them.

Missing man from St. Petersburg found safe 10/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:47pm]
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