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Silver Alert Success Story: 82-Year-Old Arizona Man Found in Texas

On February 28, 2017, a Silver Alert was issued for 82-year-old Christino Vega. Vega went missing in Mesa, Arizona and was found safe 500 miles away in Sierra Blanca, Texas.

From the story on KTAR-92.3 FM:

An elderly diabetic man who went missing from Mesa has been found safe, ending a Silver Alert.

Authorities said Cristino Vega, 82, who suffers from dementia, was found in Texas by border agents.

Vega drove all night. He had last been seen in Mesa near Power Road and University shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Silver Alert Success Story: 86-year old Kansas Man Found in Oklahoma

On March 2, 2017, a Silver Alert  was issued for 86-year-old Frank E. McMurphy, Jr.. McMurphy went missing in Rose Hill, Kansas, and was later found safe at least 60 miles away Oklahoma.

From the news story at KSNW:

The Rose Hill Police Department reports a missing man who was the subject of a Silver Alert has been found safe and sound by law enforcement officers in Oklahoma.

The search for 86-year-old Frank E. McMurphy Jr. began earlier Thursday when he was last seen driving  his 2006 Orange GMC Canyon pick-up truck.



Silver Alert Success Story: 89-Year-Old Went Missing in Texas, Found in New Mexico

On February 2, 2017, a Silver Alert issued for 89-year-old Virginia Foltz. Foltz went missing in El Paso, Texas and was later found safe 50 miles away in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

According to the news story on KFOX-TV

A Silver Alert issued for an 89-year-old woman last seen in El Paso on Thursday was cancelled hours after the alert was sent out.

Police said Virginia Foltz, 89, was at a local car dealership with her husband. Her husband thought she was following him in a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, but when he returned to Las Cruces, Foltz wasn’t behind him.

Police said Foltz suffers from dementia.

She was found in Las Cruces, police said.