Friday, September 27, 2013

Deputies Search For Missing Golden Gate Man

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a 58-year-old Golden Gate man who has been missing since Friday afternoon.

Detectives said James Willis Whipple was last seen leaving a Sweetbay Supermarket at 4995 Golden Gate Parkway around 2:25 p.m. Deputies believe Whipple may harm himself.

Whipple is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a bluish purple shirt, white and blue checkered shorts, white shoes and a white ball cap.

Whipple may be driving a white 1999 Ford pick-up with Florida license plate number L436JU.

Anyone with information on Whipple's whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.