Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-047

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 4, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    HCSO Seeks Help In Locating Missing Endangered Adult

    Deputies need assistance in locating a missing endangered adult who suffered a stoke and is unable to speak.
    • Wednesday
    • February 3, 2010
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Fletcher Health & Rehab Center
    • 518 Fletcher Ave.
    • Tampa, FL

    UDPATE: The missing endangered adult has been located and is safe.

    Rufus Palmer, DOB 8-27-53

    518 Fletcher Avenue West

    Fletcher Health and Rehab Center

    Description: black male, 6' tall, 270 lbs., white hair and beard. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt,

    blue jogging pants, blue baseball cap and unknown color sneakers.


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating missing endangered adult, Rufus Palmer. Palmer was last seen at approximately 8:30 p.m. on February 3, 2010. Palmer suffered a stroke and is unable to speak and walks with a limp. Deputies searching overnight came in contact with a witness that said they had seen an individual matching Palmer's description in the area of North Blvd and 22nd.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of Rufus Palmer is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

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