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Aside arrow UPDATE: LOCATED! Silver Alert Issued For Missing 70 Year Old DeLand Man Headed To New Hampshire
September 8, 2017 11:45 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

***UPDATE: Mr. Forward has been located by Pennsylvania State Police. He was recovered late Saturday evening in Chadds Ford, and his family has been notified.***


Volusia County sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a 70-year-old DeLand man who is believed to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and who left home Friday afternoon in an attempt to visit New Hampshire.

Rodney S. Forward left his home on Iris Road in DeLand around 3 p.m. Friday, telling his wife he was headed to New Hampshire. He took a change of clothes with him along with some medication. Mr. Forward has been experiencing steadily worsening symptoms of Alzheimer's and may be disoriented.

Mr. Forward was last seen driving his white 2015 4-door Ford F-150 pickup with Florida tag 065-6HK. He was wearing green shorts, no shirt and had bruises on his forearms. While he has family in New Hampshire, at this time has not made any contact with them, and they were not expecting him.

Anyone who spots Mr. Forward or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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