Silver Alert Success Story: 84-year old North Carolina man found in Georgia
On October 14, 2011, a Mattie’s Call (the Georgia version of Silver Alert) was issued for 84-year-old Ralph Parrish. Parrish went missing in Lilburn, Georgia and was later found alive 330 miles away in Dillon, South Carolina.
From the news story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
An 84-year-old Gwinnett County man was found safe Friday evening, more than 300 miles away from home.
Ralph Parrish was found in Dillon, S.C., about 24 hours after he left his home near Lilburn.
Parrish, who has been diagnosed with dementia, left his home around 7 p.m. Thursday to collect rent from a property in DeKalb County. He called a family member later Thursday night, saying he was lost in south Atlanta.