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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.


Silver Alert Success Story: 45-Year-Old North Carolina Woman Found in Washington, DC

On June 30, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 45-year-old Patricia Ann Macchia. Macchia went missing in Burlington, North Carolina and was found safe 300 miles away in Washington, DC.

According to the news story in the Greensboro News & Record:

BURLINGTON — A Silver Alert issued for a woman missing since June has been canceled.

Patricia Ann Macchia, 45, was found unharmed, the Burlington Police Department said.

On Saturday afternoon, the Burlington Police Department received a missing person report on 45-year-old Patricia Ann Macchia, according to a news release from police.

Macchia is white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Macchia was last seen by a friend on June 30 . She was wearing a gray shirt, black shorts and gray tennis shoes. There is no indication that foul play is involved, police said in the release.

A Silver Alert has been issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Macchia is believed to suffer from a form of cognitive impairment.


Silver Alert Success Story: 86-Year-Old Illinois Woman Found In Wisconsin

On August 6, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 86-year-old Grace Koath. Koath went missing near Algonquin, Illinois and was found safe 80 miles away in Milton, Wisconsin.

According to the Janesville Gazette:

Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for an 86-year-old Illinois woman who was spotted in Milton, Wisconsin, on Wednesday morning.

Grace Koath was reported missing from her home in Algonquin, Illinois, on Tuesday, according to the statewide alert.

Koath used a bank card at the Mini Mart in Milton at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday. She asked a clerk at the store for directions to nearby Edgerton, according to the alert.

Koath was found safe, according to an update issued at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday.