Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-072

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 15, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Aviation Success Story

    Eighty year old man located and returned to his family.
    • Wednesday
    • February 13, 2013
    • Time: 9:15 PM
    • 4636 Wyley Road
    • Plant City

    Missing Adult:

    Juan Alfaro
    80 years
    Plant City


    Deputies responded to 4636 Wyley Road in Plant City in response to a missing adult. Eighty year old Juan Alfaro had last been seen by his family at approximately 3:15 p.m. walking south on Turkey Creek Road. Mr. Alfaro routinely walked with the aide of a walker to the gas station at Turkey Creek and Durant Road. When Mr. Alfaro did not return, his family contacted deputies at 7:00 p.m.

    Patrol deputies and as well as K-9 deputies responded to the area and searched with negative results. His walker was located at approximately 8:28 p.m. just north of Durant Road. Aviation responded and was able to locate Mr. Alfaro at 9:15 p.m. walking along railroad tracks approximately 1 mile from the residence. Aviation directed patrol deputies to Mr. Alfaro’s location. He was returned to his family.

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