79-year-old Richard Edward Spizzirro

SILVER ALERT Lakeland Polk County Florida, 79-Year-Old CANCELED- FOUND SAFE

LAKELAND, Fla. – UPDATE: THIS ALERT HAS BEEN CANCELED. MR. SPIZZIRRO HAS BEEN LOCATED SAFE. The Lakeland Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for missing adult, 79-year-old Richard Edward Spizzirro. Mr. Spizzirro is believed to be traveling in a four-door tan 2015 Nissan Altima bearing Florida tag BCW-L31.

79-year-old Richard Edward Spizzirro
79-year-old Richard Edward Spizzirro

Mr. Spizzirro was seen on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m., leaving 43781 Winkler Avenue Extension in Fort Myers. On Friday, October 2, he was reportedly in Lakeland, at a residence in the 4900 block of Foxwood Boulevard before allegedly leaving to drive to Orlando. A family member last spoke with Mr. Spizzirro via phone on October 2, when he said he was lost in Orlando. Mr. Spizzirro’s phone has since died, and attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.

Mr. Spizzirro is 5’8” and weighs approximately 184 pounds. He is bald with a beard and mustache. Mr. Spizzirro was last seen wearing black shorts, a black short-sleeve striped shirt, and a dark-colored Fedora hat. He has Alzheimer’s and uses a walker.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 911 or the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

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