On February 18, 2019, a Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old David Harden. Harden went miss went missing in Corydon, Indiana, and was found safe 25 miles away in Louisville, Kentucky.
According to the news story on WHTR-TV:
Police have canceled a Silver Alert after finding a 79-year-old from Corydon.
Authorities found David Harden safe in Louisville Monday morning around 11 a.m. after a Silver Alert was initially issued at 8:30 a.m.
Harden had last been seen wearing a camouflage jacket, dark sweatsuit and slippers, driving a red Chevrolet Venture minivan with Indiana license place D185JE.
Harden is from Corydon, 132 miles south of Indianapolis. Prior to Monday morning, he was last seen Sunday at 8 p.m. and was believed to be in extreme danger.
Governor Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse ceremonially signed State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) legislation into law expanding Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities.
Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement and voluntarily broadcast by TV and radio stations when an adult with disabilities has wandered from their caregiver and is unlikely to return home without assistance. This new law authored by Negele expands the alert to include missing children with mental or physical disabilities.
On April 28, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 84-year-old Richard Lubelski. Lubelski went missing from Mishawaka, Indiana and was found 50 miles away in Paw Paw, Michigan.
From the story on WSBT:
SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE: UPDATE: Mishawaka police say Richard Lubelski was found in Paw Paw, Michigan and taken to a local hospital. He was expected to be reunited with his family later on Saturday. The Silver Alert has been canceled.
ORIGINAL STORY: The following release was issued around 3 a.m. Saturday morning by Indiana State Police:
A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared, repeating, a Statewide Silver Alert has been declared.
The Mishawaka Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Mishawaka, Indiana. Mishawaka, Indiana is 142 miles north of Indianapolis.
Richard J. Lubelski is an 84 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes. He was last seen Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm in Mishawaka, Indiana and is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
If you have any information on Richard J. Lubelski, contact the Mishawaka Police Department at 574-258-1678 or 911.
And the Mishawaka Police Department issued this release:
Mishawaka Police need help locating Richard Lubelski, an 84 year old male white , 5’6”, 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, last seen wearing gray sweats on Thursday, April 26, 2018 around 12 pm in his home on E. Jefferson. Richard suffers from dementia and is known to wonder away at times and is not able to find his way back home. It is believed that Richard may have walked away from home due to his car not working and his bicycle in the shop being worked on. Richard told family members that he wanted to go LaPorte to get his bicycle. Family members are concerned for Richard’s Safety because he suffers from Dementia and needs his medicine.
Anyone with information concerning Richard Lubelski is urged to contact the Mishawaka Police Department , 574-258-1678.