LARGO — Authorities were looking for a 75-year-old man with dementia early Tuesday.
A silver alert has been issued for Ronald Keith Stillwell(photo). He was last seen at his home, 3269 Fountainhead Drive, in Largo about 1 p.m. Monday.
He may be driving a teal 1999 Ford F-150 with a teal camper top and Florida license plate G564LV. The truck has fish stickers on the side windows.
Back home, Stillwell's wife of 38 years worries.
"It's never happened before," said Marjorie Stillwell, 65. "That's what makes it so out of the ordinary."
Stillwell's health problems have escalated over the years, she said, but he still makes it to the gym four times a week. He's "definitely not feeble," she said.
He wore tan shorts, sandals and a button-down shirt when he left for Costco at 1 p.m. "Looking cute," she said.
She figured he would enjoy walking through the aisles and looking at merchandise for a couple hours. But when he wasn't home by 5:30 p.m., she called the sheriff's office.
Stillwell apparently never made it to Costco, deputies said. There are no records of his credit card being used at the store. Authorities searched local hospitals and stores before issuing the silver alert overnight.
Stillwell's pastor came to the home about 9 a.m. Tuesday to offer her some comfort as she waits.