On August 26, 2015, a Silver Alert was issued for 76-year-old Sheila Brewer. Brewer went missing in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and was later found safe at least 120 miles away in Minnesota.
From the news story at WMTV in Madison:
CUBA CITY, Wis.– A 76-year-old woman who was last seen in Cuba City Wednesday has been found safe in Minnesota.
Sheila Brewer left a relative’s home in Cuba City around 7 a.m. to drive home to St. Paul, Minnesota.
She was found safe Thursday morning.
On August 6, 2015, a Silver Alert issued for 72-year-old Jerry Stewart. Stewart went missing in Deepwater, Missouri and was found safe over 130 miles away in Osage County, Kansas.
According to the news story on WDAF-TV:
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A 72-year-old man was found in Osage County, Kansas at Overbrook City Lake after his car ran out of gas.
Police in Lee’s Summit issued an endangered Silver Advisory for Jerry Stewart Thursday afternoon.
Police say Stewart was heading from Deepwater, Mo. to Menorah Medical Center for medical treatment, but never made it. He was last seen wearing a black and blue striped dress shirt and jeans. Deepwater is just south of Clinton, Mo., and about an hour and 20 minutes from Lee’s Summit.
August 1st marks the first anniversary of the Wisconsin Silver Alert program. In its first year of existence the Wisconsin Silver Alert, officials have issued 47 alerts in the state, and 8 safe retrievals were directly attributed to Silver Alert. Of the 47 Alerts issued, four seniors died and one remains missing.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette shared a moving story of one of the seniors located thanks to Silver Alert:
A relatively new Wisconsin law, and a lottery machine, helped save an 84-year-old man who had gone missing.
Patrick Looby was the subject of a Silver Alert — kind of an all-points bulletin issued when a senior citizen is reported missing — after he disappeared en route to a suburban Milwaukee diner earlier this year. When a confused Looby wandered into a store in a neighboring town, a store clerk who had seen the alert on a lottery machine notified authorities. Looby and his wife, Jean, were reunited.
“If it hadn’t been for the Silver Alert, I don’t know what we would have done,” Jean Looby told a Milwaukee television station.