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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-069R

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 19, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Missing Adult

    She has been located.
    • Thursday
    • December 28, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 10409 Lillycrest Place
    • Gibsonton, Florida


    Bessie Ford has been located.

    Missing Adult:

    Bessie Ford
    DOB: 8-6-1972
    10409 Lillycrest Place

    Description: White female, 5'4, 120 lbs., brown hair and green eyes, wearing a pink and white tank tip, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.


    On December 28, 2017 Bessie Ford left her residence, telling her daughter she was going for a walk. Ford does not own a vehicle and she walks everywhere she goes. On January 10, 2018 Bessie Ford contacted her daughter in Old Town, Florida and told her she was walking to her house. Ford has not been seen since. Ford was reported missing to the Sheriff's Office on January 18, 2018. Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of Ford is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.



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