SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – UPDATE Missing Man Located Safely. Deputies have issued a Silver Alert for 77-year-old Carl Lester Byrd, of unincorporated St. Petersburg. Deputies say on Sunday, September 27, 2020, around 10:30 p.m., Byrd left a family member’s residence, located at 4212 18th Street North in St. Petersburg, and drove away in his 2016 Red Dodge Journey SUV bearing Florida tag # Z4LYB.
According to deputies, Byrd called his wife a few hours later at 1:30 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020, and said he was driving home on I-275 in heavy construction. Deputies advise Byrd has been diagnosed with memory issues.
Byrd is described as a black male with an amputated left leg. Byrd is approximately 5’08” tall, 140 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes.
Byrd has a cell phone and may be in Sarasota County. Byrd has been entered into FCIC/NCIC as a missing endangered adult. A Silver Alert has been issued.
Anyone with information on Byrd’s whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement immediately.