BRADENTON — A missing man considered endangered was found Thursday night at a local hospital, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Bruce David Smith Jr., 72, had suffered a possible stroke and was unable to communicate with hospital staff. He was listed as a John Doe, according to police.
Smith, who has onset dementia, was last seen Sunday. At 7 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a residence in the 2500 block of 18th Street West for a report of a missing/endangered adult.
Smith has trouble speaking due to a medical condition. Police said he left his residence without his cellphone and wallet and his vehicles were still at his home.
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According to police, Smith’s family has been contacted and made aware of his location.