Update: Missing Port Charlotte man found

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:29 am | Updated: 9:35 am, Mon May 5, 2014.

UPDATE: John David Simmons has been located and is no longer considered missing. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office released this statement through their Facebook page: "Law enforcement has made contact with John David Simmons. He is well and his family has been notified. He is no longer listed as missing/endangered."


PORT CHARLOTTE, FL-A Port Charlotte man reported missing last week may still be in the southwest Florida area and detectives are still attempting to contact him to ascertain his wellbeing.

John David Simmons, 54, of the 400 block area of Wabash Avenue in Port Charlotte, was reported missing on January 26 when he did not show up to attend dinner at a relative’s house.  He was last seen by another relative on Thursday January 24.

Detectives learned that Simmons was apparently at a branch of the bank he does business with in Fort Myers on January 30 and in Arcadia on Sunday February 2.  Relatives have identified Simmons as the person in the photos at the bank.

Detectives still need to locate and speak with Simmons to confirm his wellbeing.  Simmons was driving his 2000 Ford F-150 extended cab pick-up truck with Florida tag G626SR.  The truck has a white cab section with a silver bed separated by a red stripe.

Anyone with information on the location of John David Simmons is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or, in another jurisdiction, the most appropriate local law enforcement agency.

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