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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-499M

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 22, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Missing Endangered Adult

    She has not been seen since August 8.
    • Thursday
    • September 21, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Florida Hospital
    • 7171 Dale Mabry Highway North
    • Tampa, Florida

    Missing Endangered Adult:

    Melissa Bennett
    DOB: 5/29/1970

    Description: White female, 5'02”, 100 lbs., blonde hair and blue eyes.


    On August 8, 2017, Melissa Bennett was discharged from Florida Hospital located at 7171 Dale Mabry Highway North in Tampa. Melissa's family and friends have not heard from her since she was discharged from the hospital. A friend contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on September 21, stating she has not heard from her in approximately six weeks. According to Melissa Bennett's mother, she suffers from seizures.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of Melissa Bennett is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

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