LSP cancels Silver Alert, man found safe

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Louisiana State Police


AVONDALE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police cancels Silver Alert. Smith has been found safe.


AVONDALE, La. (BRPROUD) – 81-year-old Mr. Joe Smith has been missing since Monday, August 23.

A Silver Alert has been issued by the Louisiana State Police.

Smith lives near the Huey P. Long Bridge and LSP believes the 81-year-old “could be traveling in Ascension Parish.”

LSP is asking the public to be on the lookout for a red 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup.

Law enforcement believes that Smith could be in this truck that has a Louisiana handicap license plate with the number, H399604.

Louisiana State Police provided this information about the missing elderly man:

  • Approximately 5’10” tall
  • Weighs around 230 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing blue jeans and a black and white t-shirt

LSP states that “according to family members, Mr. Smith suffers from a condition that may impair his judgement.”

Members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office are also searching for the Avondale native.

If you have any information on the location of Joe Smith, please call the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office at 504-227-1400.

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