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Missing DeBary man with dementia found safe in Jacksonville

William Hamilton, 86, was subject of Silver Alert

William Hamilton
William Hamilton (Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

DeBARY, Fla. – An 86-year-old DeBary man with dementia who went missing Saturday night has been found safe in Jacksonville, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said a statewide Silver Alert was activated for William Eugene Hamilton, 86, who left his home in the 500 block of Quail Down Drive at about 12:20 p.m. Saturday. The Silver Alert has since been rescinded.

Hamilton was driving a red 2007 Lexus 460 LS, officials said.

Photo of vehicle William Hamilton was driving.
Photo of vehicle William Hamilton was driving. (Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

Hamilton was expected to be driving to Orange City, where he often visits businesses, but he had not returned home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.