St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-039821
Date of original release: 11-06-20

Silver Alert!

Update on 11-07-20: Silver Alert Found

Mr. Nelson has been found in Miami Beach. Police found him and he is safe and being reunited with his family. Thanks to everyone who shared.

Released on 11-06-20 at 9:12 a.m.

SPPD is trying to locate 75-year-old Joseph Nelson Jr., who was last seen on Thursday (November 5, 2020) near 2nd Ave N and 13th St. N.

Yesterday he left his home around 3:30pm in the 4700 block of 13th St. S and went to see a friend. A witness spotted him in his car near the friend's house around 5:40pm, but the friend is out of town and Nelson has not been seen since.

He needs lifesaving medication and has missed more than one dose.

Nelson is bald with a grey goatee, stands 5'9 (around 175 pounds) and was last seen wearing khaki pants with a plaid shirt. His right foot is amputated and he is not wearing a prosthetic. He is African-American and drives a 2010 Nissan Armada.

If you have seen Joseph Nelson Jr. in the last 24 hours please call 727-893-7780 as soon as possible.

Joseph Nelson Jr.

Joseph Nelson Jr.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer