PIO Number: 14-15
Police Case Number: 14-023711
Event: Missing Endangered Adult
Place of Occurrence: 4980 SW 4th St.
(Golden Care ALF)
Date/Time of Occurrence: July 25, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Missing Person: William Pickens
PIO/Releasing Authority: Lt. J. Galaska
Release Date: July 26, 2014
Summary of Incident
The Margate Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public in the search for a missing endangered person.
William Pickens (62), of Margate was reported missing by Ann Rhoden. Pickens was picked up and transported to the VA Hospital 1201 NW 16th St., Miami for a procedure at 7:30 a.m. Pickens was discharged from the VA at approximately 1:00 p.m., however he never made it back to his residence in Margate. Pickens is approximately, 5’06”, 149 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. Pickens was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt with white and blue designs and gray pants. Pickens has a tattoo on his lower right arm that reads "PEACE" and is missing several teeth.
Pickens suffers from dementia and becomes confused and disoriented easily. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pickens is asked to contact the Margate Police Department at (954) 973-7222.
UPDATE: On 07/29/14, Pickens was located in the City of Miami in good condition. He has returned to his residence in Margate.