John Basil Gelardi

Above: Gelardi, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 9, 2006 from Davie, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 19, 1947
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'9, 165 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue shirt and shorts.
  • Medical Conditions: Gelardi was suffering from a mild form of dementia at the time of his disappearance. He becomes confused and distracted easily as a result.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Gelardi was last seen at his residence at Everglades Mobile Home Park in the 3000 block of southwest 53nd Way in Davie, Florida at 10:00 p.m. on July 9, 2006. He left home driving his white 1997 Ford Taurus with the Florida license plate number V52VUA; a photo of a similar vehicle is posted below this case summary. Gelardi was driving erratically and hit several objects while leaving the mobile home park. He has never been heard from again and his vehicle has not been found.

    Although foul play is not suspected in his disappearance, Gelardi is considered to be endangered due to his dementia. His case remains unsolved.

    Above: 1997 Ford Taurus


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Davie Police Department


    Source Information
    North American Missing Persons Network
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Miami Herald


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 3, 2015; alternate height and weight and clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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