Update: Franklin was found and is safe.

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Paul Franklin Jr., a missing/endangered 78-year-old. A Silver Alert was issued. Franklin is 6’4” around 235 lbs., bald, with a white mustache and green eyes. Franklin was last seen on July 16 around 8 a.m., in the Liberty Dr. area of Port Richey. Franklin was last seen wearing a green shirt, jeans/pants and shoes. Franklin may be driving a dark blue 2011 Hyundai Sonata with FL tag# BG09CF, northbound traveling in the Ocala area. If you have any information on Franklin’s whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7. You can also report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.

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