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December 21, 2012

Silver Alert Success Story: 75-year-old Indiana man found in Iowa

by silveralertbill

On November 27, 2012 a Silver Alert was issued for 75-year-old Ronald Stevens. Stevens went missing in Terre Haute, Indiana and was found 300 miles away in Dewitt, Iowa. Charges on Stevens credit card indicate stops in Elkhart, Indiana and Cook County, Illinois — a total trip of more than 500 miles.

From Terre Haute Tribune Star:

A Silver Alert was issued today then was canceled after an elderly male reported missing from the Terre Haute area was found safe.

Ronald E. Stevens Sr., 75, has been located in Iowa, according to Vigo County Central Dispatch as of 3:45 p.m. today.

The family of Ronald E. Stevens Sr. reported him missing earlier today. Stevens was last seen Monday at about 2:30 p.m. at a fast-food restaurant on North Third Street in Terre Haute, according to a news release from the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.

Stevens is a resident of rural West Terre Haute.

Detectives have determined that Stevens’ credit card was used in the last 24 hours in Elkhart in northern Indiana, and again in Cook County, Ill., around 5:30 a.m. today. He was not answering his cell phone.

Family members report that on a prior occasion, Stevens left home confused and was later found in Wisconsin.

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