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February 3, 2018

Silver Alert Success Story: 79-Year-Old North Carolina Man Found In Virginia

by silveralertbill

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.

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