Project: L.O.S.T.



L.O.S.T. (Locating Our Survivors Timely) is a collaboration between law enforcement and community organizations that specialize in NeuroCognitive Disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia and more, many of which may lead to elopement or wandering away from safety.


The logo for the L.O.S.T. program.

The Facts

1 in 59 children in the U.S. is born with Autism.

50% of individuals affected with Autism will bolt or wander away from safety.

Autism Speaks Organization Website

5.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease

by 2050 that number is expected to reach 14 million.

60% of Alzheimer’s patients will wander, and is the 6th leading cause of death in America.

Alzheimer's of American Organization Website


About Project: L.O.S.T.

The St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office partners with Project Lifesaver International, to provide valuable equipment to help track and safely recover vulnerable loved ones that have wandered or eloped due to conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Autism. For more information on this program, or to see if your loved one qualifies please contact: Deputy Shirley Lindstadt by phone at (772) 871-5303 or email to ProjectLOST@stluciesheriff.com

Support Project: L.O.S.T.

Our Partners

A graphic of the autism awareness ribbon.
The logo for Project Lifesaver International.
A graphic of the autism awareness puzzle in the shape of the Superman logo.
The logo for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The logo for the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
The log for Alzheimer's Community Care organization.