Update: Elderly Man Missing For More Than Week

Taylor County Sheriff's investigators say 81-year-old Robert Fremont is still missing but say they continue to follow leads. Fremont was scheduled to be in New York during the Memorial Day weekend.
Fremont is 5'5", 180lbs. He was last seen May 13th in Perry.


The grief and worry continues for family members of an 81-year old Taylor County man, who's been missing since last Tuesday.

Investigators are also running out of leads in their search for the former New York judge.

Daphine Shotton says she wasn't aware that her neighbor in Leisure Retreats in Taylor County is missing. 81-year-old Robert Fremont was last seen May 13th.

Shotton said, "It's kind of scary when somebody goes missing. But maybe he'll show up soon. I hope so."

Fremont's family members--who all live up north--say Fremont would never wander off and that it's unusual for him not to have been spotted at his usual hangouts. One of those hangouts is the Beach Bar.

Chris Borklund is a bartender there. She said, "He was well liked. He came in, he would play cards here with us. He'd come in and we even had him singing karaoke."

Borklund says the last time she saw Fremont at the bar was the Friday before he went missing.

Authorities say the last time he was seen, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white striped short sleeved shirt and brown boots.

Taylor County Sheriff's Investigator Ray Kellerman says Fremont's girlfriend dropped him off on Hampton Springs Avenue between CVS Pharmacy and Calhoun's Saloon.

Borklund said, "We've all missed him. We'd like to find him. We hope everything is safe with him."

Investigator Kellerman says they've checked surveillance at CVS and all local bars, but there's no sign of Fremont.

Kellerman says there is no evidence to prove foul play. Authorities say one tip led them to Live Oak, but that didn't pan out.

If you have any information on Robert Fremont's whereabouts, call the Taylor County Sheriff's Office at (850) 584-4225.

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  • by Sally Location: Schuylerville on Jun 3, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    Bob is a friend of my in-law's and we are all hoping he is ok. Bob and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Any updates??
  • by Ret Location: Albany, NY on May 27, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    Nanc,Kiki,Tracie & Bert - My prayers are with you all every night. To the people of Perry - please help find this man. He's the dad of one of my dearest friends and always had a smile for everyone. Help this kind man return home.
  • by 666 Location: unknown on May 27, 2008 at 10:39 AM
    well have the police even looked at his old courtvasws? i mean someone that he has convicted. .
  • by Steve Russ on May 27, 2008 at 02:17 AM
    if i was gonna have to go to a place like new york, i would go into hiding.
  • by me on May 26, 2008 at 06:32 PM
    Why was the girlfriend leaving him on a street corner? What kind of girlfriend was she to have a exboyfriend hanging around? I definetly think she should be investigated more. She sounds like a young no good female along with another piece of trash. Anyway, I hope he is found safe. Maybe somehow he decided to go to NY on his own & is headed back home. Please give updates.
  • by Dave Location: CO on May 26, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    To the Fremont girls, I hope they find your father soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • by Kiki Location: Pa. on May 26, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    We have been told from the very start that we as family should not go down to Perry. We need the house to be uncompermised. The police need to do the investigation without family interferance. Thank everyone for there thoughts and prayers. We would love any help in solving this.
  • by Sherry Location: Perry on May 25, 2008 at 05:51 PM
    To the Daughters and family of Mr Freemont. All of Bob's firends here at Keaton Beach, send our thougths and prayers out to you. We all miss Bob and are hoping that he will be found safe and sound. I also am curious to know if the exboyfriend of the girlfriend is still in town. I understand that he was in town, abd with the girlfriend a short while back. Has he been questioned?
  • by chuck Location: perry on May 25, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    Is there any up-date with the police. I think they should be looking into his girlfriend. She is on the shady side.
  • by joanne Location: cairo ga on May 24, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    im sorry that mr robert fremont missing hope they soon fine him it so hot far him to be out somewhere hope he alright just pray you fine him soon god bless the family. hope he not hurt
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