Ocala man, subject of Silver Alert, found safe, Marion deputies say

Edward Van-Steenburgh diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, needs medication, deputies say

Edward Van-Steenburgh, 86, of Ocala, who was the subject of a Florida Silver Alert on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Edward Van-Steenburgh was located safe Saturday afternoon, Marion deputies said.

ORIGINAL: A Silver Alert was issued Saturday for an Ocala man who was last seen that morning, Marion deputies said.

Edward Van-Steenburgh, 86, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and requires medication, according to a news release.

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Van-Steenburgh was last seen Saturday around 7 a.m. driving away from the 15800 block of SW 11th Terrace Rd. in Ocala, deputies said.

The release described Van-Steenburgh as a white man 6 foot 2 inches tall with brown eyes and gray hair, wearing jeans and a white undershirt with the possibility of a plaid shirt.

Van-Steenburgh was seen driving a 2019 Honda CRV, white in color, bearing the Florida tag LWHZ60, deputies said.

Those who see Van-Steenburgh or have any knowledge of his whereabouts are asked to call 911.


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