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July 2, 2011

Silver Alert Success Story: 89-year old Mississippi man found in Florida

by silveralertbill

On December 7, 2010, a Silver Alert was issued for 89-year-old Jack R. Nixon. Nixon went missing in Meadville, Mississippi, and was found safe over 650 miles away in Ocala, Florida.

From the news story on WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi:

JACKSON, Miss. — A missing 89-year-old Meadville man has been found in Florida, state officials said on Tuesday.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert on Monday for Jack R. Nixon, who was last seen at 4 p.m. Sunday.

State officials said Nixon is a heart and diabetes patient.

He was found Tuesday by law enforcement officials in Ocala, Fla., MDPS spokesman Jon Kalahar said. Nixon’s family members are on their way to pick him up, Kalahar said.

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