Update 1 p.m. – Jennings Humphrey was found safe and sound, police said. A person spotted Humphrey in the 1600 block of 31st Avenue, not far from his home, and called 911, said police spokeswoman Megan DeWitt.
Details on why the man left his home were not available.
VERO BEACH — Police are searching for a 74-year-old endangered man who went missing early Wednesday morning.
Jennings “Edward” Humphrey, who has advanced Alzheimers, was last seen at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue. He was reported missing at 9:11 a.m., police said.
Police said Humphrey does not have a history of leaving his residence on his own. Humphrey is on foot and does not have a vehicle.
Officers searched the immediate area, but were unable to find Humphrey. The man is known to visit the Walmart on 20th Street and 58th Avenue, the area of 26th Street and 52nd Avenue, the Family Dollar store near Olso Road and 27th Avenue and the area near 37th Street and U.S. 1.
Humphrey is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches and 190 pounds, police said. He has blue eyes, gray hair, a mid length beard and glasses.
The man was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean cargo shorts and black sneakers. Humphrey is missing his top teeth and two of his bottom teeth.
He also has a 3-inch scar on his left forearm. Anyone who sees Humphrey should call the Vero Beach Police Department at 772-978-4600 or 911.