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Police find missing man, 82

Early Edition: The Ocala man had disappeared at the Florida State Fair on Tuesday.

By Times staff
Published February 14, 2007


12:45 p.m.:  An 82-year-old Ocala man who disappeared Tuesday at the Florida State Fair has been located.

Edward Wagner boarded the wrong bus at the fair and ended up in Sebring, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He stayed overnight at a hotel in Sebring.

A detective was picking Wagner up to get him home, deputies said.

9:45 a.m.: Deputies are searching for an 82-year-old Ocala man who vanished Tuesday while visiting the Florida State Fair.

Wagner Edward Wagner of 3151 NW 44th Ave., Lot 238, was last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

Wagner came to the fair on a tour bus with other Ocala residents, deputies say, but became separated from the group. The tour bus returned to Ocala without him, and his friends told deputies they have not seen or heard from him. Deputies searched his home and did not find him.

Wagner is a 5-foot-7 white man with gray hair, a thin build and glasses. He weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, blue pants and a dark-colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

In other news, a couple said they were attacked at the State Fair. Click here to read more.