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Weeki Wachee man found unharmed after Silver Alert

A Weeki Wachee man, suffering from dementia, was found unharmed early Thursday in Collier County after not returning home from a haircut Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Joseph Zseleczky, 85, who lives at the Camp-A-Wyle Resort & Campground, north of Weeki Wachee, left home about 4 p.m. Wednesday to get his hair cut on Deltona Avenue in Spring Hill..

The Florida Highway Patrol met Zseleczky and his 2007 Dodge Caravan about 8 p.m. at the scene of a car crash near U.S. 41 and State Road 54 in Pasco County.

Information about the crash and any damage to Zseleczky's vehicle was not available Thursday, but there were no injuries reported.

Officers released Zseleczky and gave him directions to U.S. 19, and he was last seen heading in that direction.

When he didn't return home, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office issued a "silver alert" about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The alert was canceled shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday after Zseleczky was found unharmed in Collier County, about 200 miles south of Hernando County. Information about where he was found in Collier was not available.

No one answered the door at Zseleczky's home Thursday afternoon.

Weeki Wachee man found unharmed after Silver Alert 01/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:03pm]
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