Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Public safety

Silver Alert canceled after 82-year-old Largo man turns up in Tarpon Springs

Update: Joseph Anthony Dellaquila has been found, according to police. He was located in Tarpon Springs and is safe.

LARGO — A Silver Alert was issued after an 82-year-old man diagnosed with dementia disappeared sometime overnight, according to Largo Police.

Joseph Anthony Dellaquila was last seen about 9 p.m. Thursday. The 5-foot-6, 214-pound man lives at 142 Avenue North in Largo.

Police described Dellaquila as having short white hair, no facial hair and glasses. He is probably wearing a blue buttoned-down, short-sleeved shirt with blue shorts and black loafers.

Dellaquila's green1998 Buick LeSabre with Florida Tag V212VD was also missing from his home, police said. The car has some damage to the rear bumper.

Police noted Dellaquila has ties to Massachusetts and recently spoke of returning there. He is not thought to have any money with him and recently put $18 worth of gas in his car.

Anyone with information about Dellaquila's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jill Freire of the Largo Police Department at (727) 587-6730.

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