Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-355

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 3, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Missing Endangered Adult

    Missing person was located and is safe.
    • Monday
    • September 2, 2013
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • 2403 Goodberry Place
    • Brandon, Florida

    Missing Endangered Adult:


    Gift Bless Smith
    DOB: 03/10/1980
    1907 Sterling Palms Ct
    Brandon, Florida

    Gift Bless Smith's Description: 

    • 5'5"
    • 180 lbs, large build
    • Black hair, brown eyes
    • Last seen wearing unknown shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes

    Update:
     

    On September 7, 2013, Gift Bless Smith was located by Tampa Police Department in the area of Himes Avenue and I-275.  He was returned to his caregiver.

    Details:

    On September 02, 2013, at approximately 11 p.m., Gift Smith's caregiver reported Smith missing from 2403 Goodberry Place in Brandon.

    According to the caregiver, Smith was visiting the Goodberry address when sometime on September 2, between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. he walked away and has not been seen or heard from since.  Smith is mentally disabled and is on medication for various medical issues. Smith wears glasses and has slight facial hair.

    Anyone with any information as to the location of Gift Smith is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

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