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Silver Alert Success Story: 79-year-old Florida Man Found in Georgia

On November 11, 2014, a Silver Alert was issued for 79-year old James William Davis. Davis went missing in Winter Haven, Florida and was sound safe 500 miles away in Middleton, Georgia.

From the story in the Tampa Tribune:

Winter Haven police say James William Davis has been found in Middleton, Georgia. He is being medically evaluated and will be reunited with his family as soon as possible.

The original story appears below.


A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Winter Haven man who hasn’t been seen since Monday night.

James William Davis, 79, was last seen by his wife at their home on Golf View Circle about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Their gold 2004 Buick LaSabre with Florida tag A91 7YR is missing from the home.

Davis suffers from dementia and is diabetic.

Anyone who sees Davis or his vehicle is asked to call 911


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.


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