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***Update 3:00 p.m. 05/18/2013 Missing Man Found Safe***13-110 Deputies Seek Public’s Help To Locate Missing And Endangered Man

***Update at 3:00 p.m. on May 19, 2013***

Deputies have advised that missing man Steve Eugene Esche has been found safe and sound. According to deputies, Esche returned to his home in Seminole on his own.

***Update Ends***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Flight Unit

Steve Eugene Esche (Missing and Endangered Man)
DOB: 11/08/1958
Address: 10266 130th Street North, Seminole

Deputies are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Seminole man with mental disabilities, who left his home to go for a walk and did not return.

He was last seen at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

He was last seen at his home located at 10266 130th Street North in Seminole.

Deputies say 54-year-old Steve Eugene Esche left his home in unincorporated Seminole at about 6:00 p.m. today to go for a walk. When he did not return, his sister (caregiver) went out to search for him and was unable to locate him. At about 10:00 p.m., she went to the Sheriff’s Administration Building on Ulmerton Road to report him missing.

Deputies began to search for him. Esche was entered into the NCIC/FCIC as missing and endangered.

Esche is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He has brown eyes, brown balding hair and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with a Nascar emblem, blue jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Steve Eugene Esche is asked to contact their local law enforcement.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

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