On April 20, 2017, a Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old Malcolm Almgren. Almgren went missing in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and was found safe over 150 miles away in Westminster, Vermont.
According to the news story on WPRI-TV:
Police in Portsmouth say a man who had been missing since Thursday, has been located.
Malcolm Almgren, 73, had been missing near the area of Baylies Avenue, located at the northern end Bristol Ferry Road, according to police.
In a news release Saturday morning, Major Brian Peters of the Portsmouth Police Department said that Almgren was found Friday in Westminster, Vermont by a member of the Vermont State Police. Almgren had apparently pulled off to the side of a road, prompting the Trooper to stop and check on the vehicle.
Almgren was taken to a hospital as a precaution and police notified his family of his whereabouts.
The Sheriff’s Department of Georgetown County, South Carolina recently became one of 1,400 law enforcement agencies to voluntarily participate in the Project Lifesaver program.
Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify law enforcement that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained local law enforcement officers respond to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment.
On March 28, 2017, a Silver Alert was issued for 81-year-old Vito Episcopo. Episcopo went missing in Delavan, Wisconsin and was found safe 1,700 miles away in Nevada.
From the story on WKOW:
A Silver Alert for 81-year-old Vito Episcopo has now been canceled.
Mr. Episcopo was found safe in Nevada.
DELAVAN (WKOW) — A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 81-year-old Walworth County man.
Vito Episcopo was last seen Monday evening around 5:30, in Delavan, driving a white 2015 Ford Escape with Wisconsin plates of 116-MWW.
Mr. Episcopo stands 5’10” and is 240 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown, unkempt hair. He also wears eyeglasses.
Episcopo does have a medical condition which he needs medication for survival. This medication is not with him.
He does have family in Darien, Illinois and he is known to frequent Midway Airport.