Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-137 (16-133)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 5, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Missing Endangered Adult

    Mr. Hester has been located.
    • Sunday
    • April 3, 2016
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Riverview, Florida

    UPDATE:

    Claude Edward Hester has been located in Orlando Florida. His family is en-route to pick him up and bring him home.

    Missing Endangered Adult:


    Claude Edward Hester
    Age - 81
    12009 Rhodine Road
    Riverview, FL

    6'00" / 260 pounds, gray hair, blue eyes

    Last Seen Wearing - a green T-shirt, blue baseball cap, blue jean pants, gray and white sneakers

    Details (Previous News Release):

    Hillsborough County, FL - On the April 3, 2016 at approximately 9:30 am, Claude Edward Hester, age 81, left his residence driving his 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan, gold in color, bearing FL tag 911WTH, en-route to an unknown location. Claude Hester was last believed to be at the Target store located at 10150 Bloomingdale Ave at approximately 1:30 PM.

    Claude Hester has recently began exhibiting possible signs of dementia and may be unable to find his way home.

    Anyone with any information reference the location of Claude Edward Hester is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

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