Silver Alert Success Story: 79-Year-Old North Carolina Man Found In Virginia
On November 26, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Richard Gibbons. Gibbons went missing in Matthews, North Carolina and was found safe 130 miles away in Galax, Virginia.
According to the news story in the Charlotte Observer:
The 79-year-old man with cognitive disabilities who went missing Sunday in Matthews, North Carolina, has been found — 130 miles up Interstate 77 in Virginia, reports the Matthews Police Department.
Richard Michael Gibbons’ whereabouts were discovered at 3 a.m. Monday, when the vehicle he was driving got into in a car crash in Galax, Virginia, said a police press release.
A Silver Alert had been issued Sunday by North Carolina officials seeking tips on his location.