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Silver Alert canceled: Missing man found safe

Donald E. Wilcoxon, 81, was located in South Florida

JSO issued a Silver Alert for missing Donald E. Wilcoxon, 81. He may be suffering from dementia and was last seen in Ocala on Saturday afternoon.
JSO issued a Silver Alert for missing Donald E. Wilcoxon, 81. He may be suffering from dementia and was last seen in Ocala on Saturday afternoon.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has canceled a Silver Alert for a previously missing elderly man with possible signs of dementia. 

Donald E. Wilcoxon, 81, was reported missing just before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd. 

Family members told Jacksonville Police that Mr. Wilcoxon drove from Largo, Florida, to Jacksonville earlier on Saturday to take his daughter to the airport.

But after dropping her off, he decided to drive back to Largo instead of staying in town as previously planned. He last spoke with family members at around 1:00 p.m. and said he was driving on U.S. Highway 301, heading to I-75.

JSO says there was a confirmed electronic sighting of the FL tag EGE C45 listed on his 2020 blue Kia Forte in Ocala just before 3:00 p.m. 

Family members say he has not been seen or heard from since, and his phone appears to be turned off. They say Mr. Wilcoxon forgets where he is sometimes, tends to get lost, and has to be reminded of things daily. He has not been diagnosed, but his family believes he may be showing early signs of dementia.

But he has been found safe, according to JSO.