Missing Marion man with dementia found safe, deputies say

Billy Bowen, 72, last seen leaving home on Mallard Avenue in Dunnellon

Billy Bowden (Image: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Billy Bowden (Image: Marion County Sheriff's Office) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

MARION COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: The sheriff’s office said Billy Bowen was found safe in Pinellas County.

PREVIOUS: A silver alert was issued Saturday for a missing man with dementia who was last seen leaving his home Saturday morning in Dunnellon, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said Billy Bowen, 72, left his home on Mallard Avenue at 7:30 a.m. and was last seen wearing gray shorts, no shirt, black shoes and a bandage over his left ear.

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Deputies said is driving a 2020 silver Toyota Corolla hybrid with Florida license plate 777NMG.

He is described as being 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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