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October 2, 2013

Silver Alert Success Story: 66-year-old Georgia woman found in California

by silveralertbill

On September 28, 2013, a Silver Alert was issued for 66-year-old Mattie Carson. Carson went missing in Columbus, Georgia and was later found safe 2100 miles away in San Bernadino, California. This is the longest distance Silver Alert we have ever documented. Since 2009, the American Silver Alert Coalition has documented 58 cases where seniors from 17 different states have been found across state lines.

From the news story on WTVM-9 in Columbus:

A Mattie’s Call has been canceled after Mattie Carson, 66, was been located in San Bernardino, Ca.

Columbus Police issued a missing person alert for Carson over the weekend.

Investigators believe she may have ended up in California by bus. She is being evaluated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office and is in good health.

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