UPDATE: Missing West Palm man, 81, found unharmed in Coral Springs


11:45 a.m. Thursday UPDATE: Gaspare Volpe has been found in Coral Springs and is safe, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sad side of Silver Alerts: When older drivers can’t find their way home

Original story: An 81-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man who authorities say suffers from Alzheimer’s disease has gone missing, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

A Silver Alert was issued for Gaspare Volpe, who was last seen about 9 a.m. as he drove away from his home on Torreyanna Circle in the Stonewall Estates community off Northlake Boulevard just west of Ibis Golf & Country Club. He was driving a 2012 Gray Dodge Caravan with Florida license plate Z6PSQ.

Volpe was last seen wearing a white golf shirt and brown pants, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 561-688-3400, or the nearest law-enforcement agency.



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