On July 25, 2014, a Silver Alert was issued for 76-year-old Paul Keeling. Keeling went missing in Providence, Rhode Island and was later found safe 250 miles away near the Vermont-Canada border.
From the news story at WPRI-TV:
A Silver Alert that was issued Friday for a missing 76-year-old man has been canceled.
Paul Keeling was last seen Friday morning boarding a bus outside the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Chalkstone Avenue in Providence. Officials said at the time that he was visually impaired and hard of hearing and issued the alert Friday evening.
Police announced Saturday morning that Keeling had been located, and a spokesperson for the Va Hospital said he had been found in Vermont near the Canadian border. Keeling is reportedly in good condition but was undergoing medical tests as a precaution.
On May 21, 2014, a Silver Alert issued for 82-year old Jean Guthrie. Guthrie went missing in Port St. Lucie, Florida and was found safe xxx miles away in Camden County, Georgia.
From the story at WPTV-5:
UPDATE: Police say Jean Guthrie was located by the Camden County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office in good health. Guthrie’s family has been notified and preparations are being made to return her to her home.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a missing 82 year-old woman.
Jean Guthrie, of SE Wallace Terrace, suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She was last seen at her home Wednesday at 9:20 a.m.
The family reported that Guthrie had recently learned that she was going to be transferred to a nursing home and they believe this is the reason she left the residence.
On May 16, 2014, a Silver Alert issued for 81-year-old Socorro “Lee” Pelias Rakoski. Rakoski went missing in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and was found safe 760 miles away in San Antonio, Texas.
From the story in the Northwest Florida Daily News:
The Silver Alert for an 81-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman missing since Thursday afternoon was cancelled over the weekend, according to Fort Walton Beach Police Department officials.
Socorro “Lee” Pelias Rakoski, a Filipino female, was last seen Thursday near the Bingo Castle in downtown Fort Walton Beach.
Officials say she took a taxi to Biloxi, paid cash for the room and left Friday morning on a bus to San Antonio. When she arrived there, San Antonio police spoke with her and determined that she was of sound mind and able to make her own decisions.
However, she was admitted to a hospital for malnutrion and dehydration, according to Sgt. Matt Holt with the FWBPD.
“She said she was on her way to some Air Force base in Oklahoma,” he said. “She had a destination.”
Holt said it wasn’t clear whether she would be returning to the area or continuing on her trip. That would be up to her doctors and she was still in the hospital, as of Monday morning.
“The Silver Alert was due to the dementia,” he said. “We were concerned for her welfare.”