Elderly Gretna Man Found

By: Eyewitness News, Gretna Police Department Email
By: Eyewitness News, Gretna Police Department Email

Gretna, FL - January 12, 2013

Gretna's Interim Police Chief, Carlos De La Cruz says Garrett Hughes was found around 1 o'clock Saturday morning.

Cruz says a neighbor spotted Hughes near Gretna and called police.

Hughes wasn't injured and didn't have any apparent health complications.

Police say he was taken to the hospital to be examined but appears to be fine.

Hughes was missing for almost a week.


Gretna, FL - January 10, 2013 - 72-year old Garrett Hughes was last seen over the weekend.

He was seen leaving the Dollar General in Gretna around 5:30 Saturday. Hughes has Alzheimers and was declared missing more than four days ago.

Investigators say the tips they've received haven't taken them out of the city limits.


Gretna, FL - An elderly Gretna man has been missing now for more than 3 days.

72-year old Garrett Hughes was last seen over the weekend.

He was last seen leaving the Dollar General in Gretna around 5:30 Saturday.

Hughes has Alzheimer's and was declared missing more than three days ago.

Investigators say the tips they've received haven't taken them out of the city limits.

If you believe you've seen Hughes you can call Gretna police at 850 856-9460


Gretna, FL - A 72-year-old man has been missing now for more than 2 days.

More than 50 people are searching from the air and on the ground through the woods for 72-year-old Garrett Hughes.

Hughes stopped by a Dollar General at least once a day. That's where K-9s tracked his scent Monday, but so far they have turned up nothing.

Garrett Hughes also goes by the name 'Gary'.

If you believe you've seen him, you can call the Gretna Police Department at 850-856-9460


Gretna Police Department Release

Gretna, FL - January 6, 2013 - The Gretna Police Department is seeking information on the location of Garrett Hughes.

Hughes was last seen on January 6, 2013 at approximately 12:35am on foot in the City of Gretna.

Hughes was last seen wearing a blue and white shirt, jeans and a black hat. Hughes has gray hair, a mustache and a beard. There are medical concerns with Hughes.

Anyone with information about Hughes’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Gretna Police Department at 850-509-4184.


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