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Posts from the ‘Silver Alert Success Stories’ Category

21
Mar

Silver Alert Success Story: 83-Year-Old Missouri Man Found in Florida

On March 11, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 83-year-old Stephen Brown. Brown went missing in St. Charles, Missouri and was found safe 837 miles away in Newport, Florida.

From the article in the Tallahassee Democrat:

Stephen R. Brown was found Monday sitting in a parked car 837 miles from his home in St. Charles, Missouri, and about 65 miles from his destination — Apalachicola.

He was healthy but appeared confused, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, who found Brown sitting in a Hyundai Tucson near the St. Marks River bridge in Newport.

A Silver Alert was issued for the 83-year-old in St. Charles at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

9
Mar

Silver Alert Success Story: 79-Year-Old Connecticut Man Found in New York

On March 7, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Tony Capuano. Capuano went missing in Stratford, Connecticut and was found safe in Upstate New York.

From the article in the Connecticut Post:

The Silver Alert was canceled for a missing town man when he was found in upstate New York on Wednesday, police said.

Police said he was found safe and well around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The alert was issued earlier Wednesday morning.

Retired firefighter Tony Capuano, 79, was reported missing by his family Wednesday, police said. He was last seen driving a 2007 grey/blue Chrysler 300. He suffers from dementia and diabetes.

8
Mar

Silver Alert Success Story: 87-Year-Old Indiana Man Found in Illinois

On March 3, 2018 a Silver Alert was issued for 87-year-old John Graul. Graul went missing in New Palestine, Indiana and was found safe 100 miles away in Illinois.

From the story in the Greenfield Reporter:

A missing New Palestine resident was found safe in Illinois shortly after a statewide Silver Alert was declared, asking residents across the region for help finding the senior citizen.

Police say they’re still investigating why 87-year-old John Graul drove away from his home early Saturday.

A neighbor told police he’d seen lights on in Graul’s garage around 3 a.m. Saturday; he called 911 around 8:30 a.m. after finding the man’s garage door standing open, and his car missing from inside, according to emergency dispatch records.

The local sheriff’s deputies who responded to Graul’s home found tire tracks through the man’s front yard, making it look as though he’d driven off in the middle of the night.

They contacted Graul’s family and began searching the area, including checking local hospitals, records show. When Graul wasn’t located, a statewide silver alert was issued around 11:30 a.m.

Graul was found about 30 minutes later in Illinois. His family picked him up and brought him home, police said.