Clearwater missing man located

Lawrence N. Taitt, photo provided by Clearwater Police Department

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Clearwater police located the missing elderly man with dementia.

Lawrence N. Taitt was last seen Friday afternoon when he left his residence on Hickory Court in the Countryside area. According to his relative Tiffany Griffith, his wife was at her treatment appointment, when he walked out of the house.

He is 80 years old, stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He last was seen wearing khaki shorts, a red plaid button-up shirt and sandals. He is originally from Barbados and has threatened to leave before to walk back there. He has made at least three attempts to do it, Griffith said. He has lived in Tampa Bay area on and off for a few years.

Taitt was located in New Port Richey Saturday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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