Clearwater police find missing, endangered elderly man

Bob Taylor, photo provided by Clearwater Police Department

UPDATE: Clearwater Police say missing man Bob Taylor, age 82, has been found alive Wednesday morning. They say a Sylvan Abbey worker found him on the grounds during morning rounds. He was laying in a wooded area across the street in a cemetery.

Police say he was able to talk, knew Obama was president and knew it was winter. He is being taken to Mease Countryside Hospital.


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly man.

Bob Taylor, 82, last was seen about 3 p.m. Tuesday at his residence at Regency Oaks South, 2701 Regency Oaks Blvd. He was reported missing a little after 6 p.m.

Taylor is described as a white male. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

He has salt and pepper hair, a mustache, and may be wearing sweatpants and a red jacket. He may not be wearing shoes.

Taylor suffers from Parkinson’s disease and dementia and usually walks with the assistance of a walker or cane. He is not believed to have either of those with him.

Clearwater police have searched the area around his residence and checked hospitals and shopping centers. They have also contacted the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and local taxi companies. A bloodhound from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is also being brought in to assist in the investigation.

Police are especially concerned about Taylor’s well-being given the cold temperatures expected tonight. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4242. 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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