Deputies say Richard Joseph Adolphe Paquet and his wife recently arrived in Florida, having driven from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Hernando County: Deputies Searching For Missing-Endangered 74-Year-Old Man

Deputies say Richard Joseph Adolphe Paquet and his wife recently arrived in Florida, having driven from Nova Scotia, Canada.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating a MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT.

Deputies say Richard Joseph Adolphe Paquet and his wife recently arrived in Florida, having driven from Nova Scotia, Canada.

On Tuesday, Paquet was involved in a minor traffic crash in the City of Brooksville.  Neither Paquet nor his wife was injured, and he was able to drive his vehicle from the scene of the crash.

Sometime before midnight on Tuesday, Paquet backed his vehicle, a pewter-colored panel van, into a driveway at 4039 Companero Entra in Hernando Beach. 

The Paquet’s do not know the people who live at this address. The residents did not observe the van in the driveway until this morning, and contacted law enforcement at that time.

Upon arrival, deputies met with Paquet’s wife.  The wife, who appears to be disoriented, told deputies the couple stopped there last night to sleep.  She went to sleep at approximately midnight, and when she went to sleep Richard was still in the van.  When the wife awoke this morning, Richard was gone.

It is unknown what time Richard exited the van and left the area on foot; however, it was sometime between midnight last night and 7:30 this morning.

Family members state that Richard did not have any medical and/or mental health issues before traveling to Florida.  It is unknown if he recently suffered from an unknown medical issue, causing him to act erratically.

Richard Joseph Adolphe Paquet’s physical description is as follows:

  • White Male
  • Date of Birth – 07-20-1947
  • Height – 5’5″
  • Weight – 150
  • Hair – Brown (balding)
  • Eyes – Brown (wears glasses)
  • Last seen wearing – Maroon Shirt and Black Pants.

Richard left his wallet and cell phone in the van.

If you have seen Richard Paquet, or know his current whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830.  If outside Hernando County, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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