Oldsmar woman who was subject of a Silver Alert returns home safely

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued Thursday morning for an elderly Oldsmar woman.

Deputies said Florence Emma Murray, who was last seen leaving her home Wednesday, returned home unharmed at about 8:30 a.m. She told family members she'd driven to Ocala with the intention of visiting friends but eventually returned home.

OLDSMAR — Pinellas deputies want the public's help locating an 83-year-old woman last seen Wednesday morning.

Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for Florence Emma Murray, of 110 Ashley Lane, last seen driving from her home around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

She was in a silver, 2004 Ford Taurus, tag number 484WQE, and was supposed to be going to lunch at an unknown restaurant.

Murray's daughter called authorities shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday when her mom didn't return home.

Officials said Murray may have the onset of dementia.

It is unclear if she is still in the Tampa Bay area. Deputies said that at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Murray's credit card was used at an Ocala gas station.

Then, at about 1 a.m. Thursday, it was used at a Hess gas station on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel.

Murray is 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has green eyes, curly gray hair and a fair complexion. When she left her home on Wednesday she had on black and white shorts; the color of her shirt was unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement agency.

Oldsmar woman who was subject of a Silver Alert returns home safely 06/14/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:03am]

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