Monday, August 12, 2013

Palm Bay Police Search For Missing Elderly Man

PALM BAY, Florida -- Palm Bay police are currently searching for a missing elderly man, 84-year-old Alfred "Fred" Mercier, who wandered away from his home late Sunday night and has not returned.  

Mercier was last seen Sunday at about 7 p.m. as he left his home in the 800 block of Briar Creek Boulevard in Palm Bay.  His wife told police that he left their apartment to go across the parking lot to the office to work on puzzles.  She went over to look for him after a couple of hours and couldn't find him.  The couple's car is still parked at their complex.  

Mercier is described as being sound-minded, alert and aware.  He has poor hearing, walks slow, and shuffles.   He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, blue shorts and tennis shoes.  

The Palm Bat Fire Department and Police conducted an extensive search overnight and are continuing to search the area this morning.   K-9 units and Brevard County Sheriff's Office helicopter are also assisting.  

Anyone with information should contact the Palm Bay Police Department at (321) 952-3456.