Florida Silver Alert canceled after missing 77-year-old Umatilla man with dementia found

Rano Jr. McGowan, AKA ‘Reno,’ found in Alabama

Rano Jr. McGowan, AKA ‘Reno,’ 77, who was last seen Friday in Umatilla. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida Silver Alert issued Sunday for a missing 77-year-old man out of Umatilla has been canceled after the man was found safe in Alabama, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Rano Jr. McGowan, AKA “Reno,” was last seen Friday in the 19400 block of SE Highway 42 in Umatilla, officials said.

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McGowan was believed to be traveling to the area of Adairsville, Georgia, to visit his family, deputies said.

Deputies said before 3 a.m. on Monday he was found safe in Alabama and authorities were working to reunite him with his family.

Rano Jr. McGowan, AKA “Reno,” was last seen Friday in the 19400 block of SE Highway 42 in Umatilla, officials said. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

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