Police search for missing elderly man
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The family of a South Florida senior citizen who went missing on Thursday is hoping the public will assist local law enforcement in locating him.
Police issued a silver alert for 83-year-old James Peter Pestana, who has been missing from his residence on the 1800 block of Northeast 154th Terrace since 7 a.m. Thursday. Investigators said he was last seen driving a red, four-door 2006 Toyota Corolla with a disabled veterans tag 3147C.
Pestana's family said he suffers from dementia and schizophrenia. Relatives advised he can no longer read or write and has no sense of direction.
Relatives said Pestana left his home under similar circumstances on a prior occasion but returned safely after about 12 hours.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Pestana or his vehicle, please contact police at 305-948-2940.
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