Update: Winter Haven police say Robert LaJoie was located safe in Indian Rocks and will be reunited with his family soon.


Winter Haven police are searching for a missing and endangered elderly man who was last seen at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday.

Eighty-five year-old Robert LaJoie, who suffers from dementia, was last seen making a purchase at Walmart, 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven.

LaJoie's wife last saw him last night at their Winter Haven home on Carteret Drive. When she woke up late this morning, he was not at the home and their car was gone. Mrs. LaJoie called her adult son who immediately responded to the residence and then called law enforcement.

LaJoie was last seen in his 2011 4 door blue Lincoln MKZ, similar to this one.

Officers were able to determine LaJoie's credit card was used at Walmart and upon reviewing the video, he is seen purchasing food at 10:33 a.m. today.

LaJoie is 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and approximately 115 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and tan or white pants. When he walked out of Walmart, he appeared confused as he wandered around the parking lot looking for his vehicle.

He left the parking lot in his 2011 four-door blue Lincoln MKZ, Florida tag HJLJ42 in an unknown direction of travel.

Anyone who sees LaJoie is asked to call 911 immediately.