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.