Florida Silver Alert: Senior Found Safe After Driving 300 miles
One of the reasons the American Silver Alert Coalition focuses on Silver Alerts that cross state lines is to highlight the need for federal legislation that will help all 50 states create, maintain and improve their individual Silver Alert programs.
We also want to highlight the vast distances some missing seniors travel. We have documented cases of missing seniors travelling hundreds of miles, crossing several states
One such case recently happened in Florida and was reported on by the Orlando Sentinel:
An elderly Lady Lake woman who went missing on Monday returned safely to her home today after traveling more than 300 miles in no particular direction, police said.
Mildred Washer, 82, told family and friends that she was going to the doctor but the name she gave didn’t exist.