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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

University Police search for missing elderly man

Update: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found Zepp around 11:40 p.m. Sunday. He was confused but in good health, police said.

University Police were looking for an elderly man who walked out of Shands at UF Sunday morning and never returned.

Donald J. Zepp, 81, left the hospital around 7 a.m. to get food and has not been seen since. He was visiting his wife who is staying at Shands at UF.

Zepp, who is from Ocala, is 5 feet 10 inches and about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt and driving a 2007 light green Dodge Grand Caravan.

Anyone with information about Zepp should call UPD at 352-392-1111.

Contact Tyler Jett at

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