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Missing 83-year-old Belle Glade man found safe, deputies say

Mendez Deans
Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 16:56:27-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — UPDATE: According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Mendez Deans has been located.


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is looking to locate a missing Belle Glade man.

Mendez Deans, 83 was last seen in the 500 block of SE 6th Drive in Belle Glade on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 9 a.m.

He was wearing a beige baseball hat, jeans with rips and rubber slippers.

He is described as Black with gray hair, standing 6' tall and weighing 150 lbs.

He may be in a 1995 dark green Chevrolet Silverado with Florida tag number 941RPE.

Mendez is believed to have dementia. He is considered missing and possibly endangered.

If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact FDLE at 888-356-4774 or the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at 561-688-3000. You can also dial 911.