MISSING: Francisco Fontanez of Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing man.

Francisco Fontanez, who turned 73 on Wednesday, was last seen at around 6 a.m., dropping his wife off at the Winn-Dixie, located at 184 Marion Oaks Blvd. He was driving a silver 2008 Honda CRV 4-door bearing Florida tag # Z3UKE.  He was wearing a blue striped t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and black shoes.

Fontanez has been diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia. If you have any information on Francisco's whereabouts, please call 911.