St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2022-036065
Date of original release: 09-21-22

Missing, Endangered Elderly Man

Release updated on 09-21-22 at 3:47 p.m.

Mr. Baker has been found and is safe.

Release posted on 09-21-22 at 2:24 p.m.

We need your help to find 84-year-old Otis Baker Jr. (DOB 06/13/1938). He was last seen leaving his home in St. Petersburg about 9 p.m. Tuesday night to go to his daughter's house in Ruskin. He never arrived.

Mr. Baker is 5'10" and 240 pounds; he has black hair and brown eyes. He is believe to be driving a tan, 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with Florida tag number IZXS57.

Detectives would like to locate Mr. Baker to make sure he is ok. If you have information on his whereabouts, please call SPPD at 727-893-7780. Anonymous messages can be sent to investigators by texting the letters SPPD and your tip to TIP411.

Otis Baker Jr

Otis Baker Jr

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