***Update Begins at 8:35 a.m. on May 8, 2012***
Deputies have advised that Harold William Hoffman has been found safe. He was located sitting on a guard rail at East Lake Road and Tarpon Woods Boulevard. Mr Hoffman is well and unharmed. He had been missing since about 2:30 a.m. from the Stratford Court Assisted Living Facility in Palm Harbor.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Harold William Hoffman (Missing)
Address: 45 Katherine Boulevard (Stratford Court Assisted Living Facility) Palm Harbor
Mr. Hoffman is about 5’8″ tall, about 160 pounds with a slim build. He has light blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray shirt with red stripes, dark colored dress pants and he wore glasses.
What: Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly man who walked away from an assisted living facilty during the early morning hours.
Where: The ALF is located at 45 Katherine Boulevard (Stratford Court Assisted Living Facility) in Palm Harbor.
When: The missing man is believed to have walked away from the ALF at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Deputies were called to the Stratford Court Assisted Living Facility at about 4:00 a.m. on May 8th, 2012. The complainant advised that 85-year-old Harold William Hoffman was missing and had not been seen since about 2:30 a.m..
The complainant told deputies they believed Mr. Hoffman had walked away from the facility sometime during the night and that they were concerned about his well being as he has the beginning stages of dementia.
Mr. Hoffman has been entered into NCIC/FCIC data base as missing and endangered.
Mr. Hoffman is about 5’8″ tall, about 160lbs with a slim build. He has light blond hair. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray shirt with red stripes, dark colored dress pants and he wore glasses.
Deputies are asking that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Hoffman please contact their local law enforcement.
A photo of Mr. Hoffman is below.