Robert Gene Harrison

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Above Images: Harrison, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 25, 2014 from West Melbourne, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 9, 1933
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, green/hazel eyes. Harrison's nickname is Bob. He wears prescription eyeglasses, but left those behind. He wears an upper denture plate.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green and white Western-style shirt with snaps, a white t-shirt and jeans, and possibly one shoe.
  • Medical Conditions: Harrison suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and high blood pressure. He needs medication which he doesn't have with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Harrison was last seen at his home in the 3100 block of Milwaukee Street in West Melbourne, Florida on May 25, 2014. He went to bed at 9:00 p.m. His wife of seventeen years woke up at 3:00 a.m. and the lights were on, but Harrison was gone. After going to bed he had apparently gotten up again, re-dressed in the same clothes he'd worn the night before, put his dentures in and left. He has never been heard from again. A police dog tracked his scent for five blocks before losing the trail; an extensive search turned up no sign of him.

    Although Harrison has Alzheimer's Disease, he had never wandered away from home before. He was carrying his Florida driver's license and approximately $40 in cash, but no credit cards, at the time of his disappearance. Only one of his shoes disappeared with him, and he left his eyeglasses behind. He was born and raised in Red House, West Virginia and he had previously lived in Indian River County, Florida for twenty years, and he may attempt to return to either of those places.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Brevard County Sheriff's Office
    321-264-5217

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    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    CNN
    WPTV
    WFTV 9

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 31, 2015; casefile added.

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