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Manatee sheriff's office searching for missing man, 49

MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is searching for 49-year-old man who was last seen on Feb. 22, according to a news release.

Michael Lagodmos, was last seen near the Walmart store at Lockwood Ridge Road and University Parkway in southern Manatee.

"Lagodmos is on medication and sometimes gets confused," the release states.

Lagodmos, who lives in west Bradenton, was reported missing by his sister.

"The sister thinks he might be out there scared," said sheriff's office spokesman Dave Bristow. "A report came in of him possibly being in the Whitfield area, which is not far. He has to have gotten some help in six days, you would think. Somebody giving him food, water, maybe even a place to stay."

Lagodmos is white, stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds He has dark hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing beige pants, dark blue shirt, tennis shoes and a grey/blue ski cap, according to the release.

Anyone with information on Lagodmos' whereabouts can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011.

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