[PHOTO CREDIT: Leesburg Police Department]
[Original Publish Date: 10/20/20]
[Update]: Mr. Schufeldt has been safely recovered in Martin County, per a 2:23 p.m. LPD update by Capt. Joe Iozzi.
LEESBURG, Florida—A Silver Alert has been issued for an 81-year-old man who was last seen in Leesburg Monday afternoon.
According to a Leesburg Police Department Facebook post, James Douglas Schufeldt left Jenkins Nissan, 10234 South U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg around 4 p.m. headed southbound and indicated he was traveling to the Florida Keys. He was driving a red Nissan Sentra SR Turbo, with license plate PKM X54.
Schufeldt is described as a white male, 5-foot-7, weighs 250 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing a dark, button down shirt, beige shorts and slippers.
If you have information about Schufeldt’s location, call LPD at 352-787-2121 or 9-1-1.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]