Deputies – Man with dementia found safe in Stuart

Update: Joseph Leo Gadreault was found safe late Monday in Stuart by Stuart police, according to deputies.


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The search is on for a 78-year-old man with dementia reported missing Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Deputies said Joseph Leo Gadreault was last seen about 4 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of East Temple Court. Gadreault was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and boat shoes before he went missing.

Deputies said Gadreault may be in a 2018 gray Hyundai Sonata with the Florida tag JPP-C23. The car has a sunroof, tinted windows and a “Teamsters” logo on the front left windshield.

Gadreault is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches, 216 pounds with white hair and green eyes, deputies said. Anyone who sees Gadreault should contact the Sheriff’s Office public safety dispatch at 772-978-6240.

No further information was available.

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