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Alaska Launches Silver Alert Program

Alaska launched it’s Silver Alert program to find missing vulnerable adults. Silver Alerts will be posted online at

From the article in the Juneau Empire:

A “Silver Alert” will go out if a vulnerable adult in Alaska is missing and believed to be in serious danger, effective Thursday, said DPS spokeswoman Megan Peters. Peters said the “Alaska Silver Alert” system is similar to the Amber Alert system, which notifies the public of certain child abduction and kidnapping cases.

Many states already have Silver Alert programs in place. Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation last year that required DPS to develop and implement notification plans to more quickly locate missing vulnerable adults.


Silver Alert Success Story: 85-year-old Tennessee man found in Missouri

On October 16, 2014, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Earl Ferari. Ferari missing in Franklin, Tennessee and was later found safe in Cape Girardeau, Missouri after a journey of 470 miles through Tennessee and Arkansas.

From WKRN-TV in Nashville:

A missing elderly man from Franklin was found safe in Scott County, Missouri Friday evening.

Earl Ferari, 85, had been missing since Thursday at 1:30 p.m. He went to pick up a food donation at the First Presbyterian Church at 101 Legends Club Lane, but he never made it to a local group home where he was to deliver the meals.

Ferari has made weekly deliveries to the facility for at risk boys for the past two years. The location is 15 minutes away from the church.

The Franklin Police Department issued a Silver Alert for Ferari around 9 p.m.

He was later spotted at 2 a.m. in Rossville in Fayette County, and his credit card was used at 3:30 am at a market on Redwood Boulevard in Jonesboro, Ark.

Around Noon Friday Ferari was captured on video getting gas in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Authorities eventually found him safe in Scott County, Missouri. A state trooper pulled him over around 6 p.m. near Cape Girardeau following a report of a driver going notably below the speed limit.


Silver Alert Success Story: 44-Year-Old Connecticut Man Found in New York

On October 6, 2014, a Silver Alert  was issued for 44-year-old William Iovenko. Iovenko went missing in New Canaan, Connecticut and was later found safe 40 miles away in Johnson County, Kansas.

From the news story in the New Canaan Advertiser:

10:15 AM — The New Canaan man missing since Monday was found in New York State on Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski told the Advertiser.

“He is safe,” Krolikowski said.

6:55 AM — New Canaan Police have issued a Silver Alert for William Iovenko, 44, of New Canaan.

Iovenko was last seen on Monday, Oct. 6, wearing dark sweatpants, a light-colored T-shirt and a navy jacket.


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