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Silver Alert Success Story: 76-Year-Old Maine Man Found In Connecticut

On November 8, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 76-year-old Robert Weatherbee. Weatherbee went missing in Rangeley, Maine and was found safe 300 miles away in Norwich, Connecticut.

According to the news story in Lewiston Sun-Journal:

Connecticut police issued an alert Nov. 8 and asked for the public’s help to find Robert Wetherbee, 76, after he left Maine that day in his pickup truck to go to North Windham, Connecticut, but had not arrived.

According to a report by New England Cable News, Connecticut State Police told a media site representative that Wetherbee was found in Norwich, Conn., on Nov. 14.

It was the second year in a row that a silver alert — a public notification about a missing person, especially senior citizens with dementia or other mental disabilities — has been issued for Wetherbee. He went missing Nov. 9, 2017, when he left his summer home in Rangeley to drive to his home in North Windham, Connecticut. He was found about a week later sleeping in his truck in Foxboro, Massachusetts.


Silver Alert Success Story: 76-Year-Old Missouri Woman Found On Trip From Connecticut

On August 6, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 76-year-old Evelyn Hansen. Hansen went missing on a trip from Taftville, Connecticut to Raytown, Missouri, and was found safe near New Castle, Pennsylvania.

According to the news story on Fox 4 Kansas City:

UPDATE: The Silver Alert has been canceled Monday night after police say the woman was found safe in Pennsylvania.

Original post:

RAYTOWN, Mo. — An endangered Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 76-year-old woman with early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Evelyn Hansen left Taftville, Connecticut, on Sunday en route for Raytown, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the alert Monday after Hansen didn’t arrive in Raytown as expected.

MSHP said her cellphone last pinged Monday night in the area of New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Hansen is described as 5-foot-3, weighing 190 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. She was driving a tan 2005 Chevy Colorado with the Connecticut license plate C137015.


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.