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LOCATED: Deputies searching for missing man

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-095

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LOCATED: Deputies searching for missing man

UPDATE: Mr. Sala has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help disseminating this information.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance to locate Jose Manuel Sala, 77, who was last seen leaving a Tampa jewelry store this morning. 
 
On April 23, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sala left his residence in a 2004 white Mazda minivan bearing Florida tag 1402YH and never returned home. He was last seen at Cortes Jewelers located at 14911 Florida Avenue in Tampa at 1:35 p.m., and later left in an unknown direction. 
 
Sala was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black shorts, and blue sneakers. Sala is diagnosed with dementia. 
 
Anyone with information on Sala's whereabouts is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.