Update: Missing Woman Found Safe

Clearwater Police had been looking for Kathleen Schardt, 60, who suffers from dementia and was missing since Monday. She was found safe and unharmed and apparently traveled to Georgia and back.

Updated, Nov. 14: Kathleen Schardt has been located safe and unharmed, a Clearwater Police spokesperson said late Tuesday night.

Schardt returned home Wednesday night after apparently traveling to Valdosta, GA and back, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said in a media release.


A Missouri woman with dementia who is visiting Clearwater is missing.

Kathleen Schardt, 60, was last seen by family at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when she left in her sister's SUV to buy gas, according to Clearwater Police.

Schardt, who is not familiar with the area, was reported missing at at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Schardt is diagnosed with dementia and does not have her medications with her, police said.

Schardt asked a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy for directions to Clearwater at 1:13 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Bearss Avenue and Lake Emerald Boulevard in Tampa.

"Schardt did not appear to be in distress at the time and had not yet been reported as missing to authorities," according to a release.

Schardt was last seen wearing tan pants, a white shirt with a tropical bird on the front and brown sandals.

She is driving a silver, 2004 Saturn Vue with a license plate number 392VXF. There are two dog stickers on the passenger side of the rear window and Mickey Mouse ears on the antenna.


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