Silver Alert Success Story: 84-year old West Virginia woman found in Ohio
In light of Senator Joe Manchin‘s sponsorship of S. 1263, the National Silver Alert Act, it is important to note inter-state Silver Alerts involving West Virginia. Silver Alerts across state lines make a compelling case for federal co-ordination.
On June 11, 2012, a Silver Alert was issued for 84-year-old Rosemary Stokes. Stokes went missing in Huntington, West Virginia, and was later found safe 60 miles away in Meigs County, Ohio.
From the news story in the WOWK-TV:
Rosemary Stokes was found Tuesday evening and is safe, according to emergency dispatchers.
Meigs County deputies said Stokes was driving her car and parked in a field of weeds, thinking she was home. She was parked just off of state Route 7 and state Route 143 in Ohio.
Some neighbors came to check out a property they just bought at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, and discovered Stokes in her car. Deputies said had they not made that visit, it’s possible she would not have been discovered for a while.
Stokes was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but she didn’t appear to have any injuries, deputies said.