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Silver Alert Success Story: 88-Year-Old Oklahoma Man Found in Texas

On October 11, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 88-year-old James Skinnell. Skinnell went missing in Del City, Oklahoma and was found safe 200 miles away in Arlington, Texas.

According to the news story on KOKH-TV:

DEL CITY, Okla (KOKH) — Update: Police say Mr. Skinnell was found safe in Arlington, TX. — The Del City Police Department is asking for your help finding an elderly man who is in trouble. Police have told FOX 25 News they are looking for 88-year old James Skinnell. Skinnell was last heard from Thursday evening and was found to be missing by his son Friday monring. His son told police both Skinnell and his dog were not at the home at 9:30 am but his dog was found wandering the area by a neighbor.

Silver Alert Success Story: Indiana Couple Found In Chicago

On September 29, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 80-year-old couple Jane and William Wallace. The Wallaces went missing in Plymouth, Indiana and was safe 100 miles away in Chicago, Illinois.

According to the news story on WNDU-TV:

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (WNDU) – The Silver Alert for a missing Plymouth couple has been canceled.

Marshall County police say William and Jane Wallace have been safely located in Chicago.

16 News Now has learned the family is on their way to pick up the couple. .

Police in Plymouth are seeking the public’s help to ensure the safe return of William and Jane Wallace.

A Silver Alert was issued Sunday morning for the couple and their 2014 gray Ford Fusion.

William is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes.

Jane is 5 feet, 1 inch and weighs about 100 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.

William and Jane are both 80 years old. Both are said to be experiencing suspected symptoms of early dementia.

On Monday at the Wallace home in Plymouth, there were papers on the porch and mail bursting out of the box by the front door.

“I have no words. I will be saying some prayers for them and hope for their safe return, and if anybody knows, I’ll be more than happy to go get them,” neighbor Terry Maas said.


Silver Alert Success Story: 87-Year-Old South Dakota Woman Found In North Dakota

On September 16, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 87-year-old Clara Mae Braun. Braun went missing near Lemmon, South Dakota and was safe 65 miles away in Mott, North Dakota.

According to the Bismarck Tribune:

The South Dakota woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert has been found alive.

A farmer found Clara Mae Braun, 87, of Buffalo, S.D., south of Mott about 9:20 a.m. Thursday, said Harding County Sheriff Wyatt Sabo.

Braun was taken to West River Health Services in Hettinger and was doing well, Sabo said.

She hadn’t been seen since early Monday, when she was traveling north on South Dakota Highway 73, 15 miles south of Lemmon, S.D.