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Jacksonville police searching for missing 80-year-old man

Officers say Melvin Williams jumped out of a vehicle in the 1300 block of Riverplace Boulevard after he became upset.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in searching for a missing 80-year-old man who is reportedly showing early signs of dementia.

On Friday, just after 12 p.m., officers were advised that Melvin Williams jumped out of a vehicle in the 1300 block of Riverplace Boulevard after he became upset. He is believed to be in the Southbank or Northbank areas of the St. John’s River.

Williams is 5’11", 165 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a Burgandy plaid shirt, blue jeans, black slippers and a “World’s Greatest Grandpa” hat.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.