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Missing 71-year-old man found safe after two-day search

Tallahassee Police looking for missing 71-year-old in hospital gown
Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-17 12:21:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — APRIL 17, 9:30 A.M. UPDATE: The missing 71-year-old man John Roth was found safe overnight, according to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Tallahassee Police officials.

The Tallahassee Police Department is looking for a missing 71-year-old man that is wearing a blue hospital gown.

TPD said in a release that John Roth was last seen in the 1300 block of Miccosukee Road in Tallahassee. Family members have told ABC 27 that Roth suffers from dementia and was last seen in the area around 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Family members told ABC 27 that he was admitted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Thursday, but then the family was called around 1 a.m. Saturday morning to say that he was missing.

TMH said in a statement to ABC 27 that they were aware of the situation and are working
with TPD on the matter.

"The care and safety of our patients is always a priority, and we are working closely with the Tallahassee Police Department and the family. This is an active search, and updates will be provided as they develop," a TMH spokesperson said.

Police said that Roth is 6'4", 325 pounds and last had his brown wood walking cane.

If you have information regarding John Roth’s whereabouts, please call TPD at 850-891-4200.