Police search for missing man with brain injury

UPDATE: James Higgins has been found safe and is back home. 


Pinellas Park police are searching for a 57-year-old man they believe is missing and endangered. 

James Higgins was last seen in front of his home on Gandy Blvd. in Pinellas Park on Sept. 13. He was waiting outside his home for his wife so they could cross the street and go to a nearby store, a release said.

When his wife returned, Higgins was nowhere to be found.

Higgins has a traumatic brain injury and requires daily medication, police said. 

Police say he has wandered off in the past and was found in Largo. This time, police say he made a statement to his wife about trying to get a ride from anyone who would drive him to Alabama where he is originally from. 

He's described as 5 foot 9 inches tall, about 120 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to call the Pinellas Park Police Department.