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Missing Ocala man sought by Marion County deputies

Edward Brechtel last seen Friday afternoon, deputies say

Edward Brechtel (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Edward Brechtel (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office)

OCALA, Fla. – Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Ocala man with medical issues who was last seen Friday afternoon.

Edward Brechtel, 74, walked away from the 10000 block of Southwest 93rd Court in Ocala at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies said Brechtel is thought to have left on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

Brechtel has several medical issues, deputies said. He has not returned home or made contact with his family.

Brechtel is described by deputies as a white man who is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Deputies said he was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who may know Brechtel's whereabouts is asked to call 911.