Missing North Fort Myers man with Down Syndrome located

Posted at 11:09 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 13:02:21-04

**UPDATE (12PM)** -- William White has been located and is safe, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.


LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a 50-year-old North Fort Myers resident who is described as having the mentality of a 12-year-old.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, William White has Down Syndrome and is 5’6” tall, 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He left his home in North Fort Myers on foot on Wednesday.

William was reportedly upset with his caretaker and left the residence without permission. William previously lived in Cape Coral and during a previous recovery, he was located on Hancock Bridge Parkway. 

William was last seen wearing a grey Hawaiian shirt with palm trees and red swim-style shorts that have a white stripe down the sides. William does not have any shoes.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of William White, please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. To remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app.