On March 2, 2017, a Silver Alert was issued for 86-year-old Frank E. McMurphy, Jr.. McMurphy went missing in Rose Hill, Kansas, and was later found safe at least 60 miles away Oklahoma.
From the news story at KSNW:
The Rose Hill Police Department reports a missing man who was the subject of a Silver Alert has been found safe and sound by law enforcement officers in Oklahoma.
The search for 86-year-old Frank E. McMurphy Jr. began earlier Thursday when he was last seen driving his 2006 Orange GMC Canyon pick-up truck.
On April 23, 2016, a Silver Alert was issued for 89-year-old Robert Clarence Boone. Boone went missing in Apex, North Carolina, and was later found safe 250 miles away in Dorchester County, South Carolina.
From the news story at WRAL-TV:
An elderly Apex man who went missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday was located by Dorchester County authorities in South Carolina Sunday evening.
Robert Clarence Boone, 89, was traveling to the Food Lion on Laura Duncan Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Boone family.
Boone’s daughter, Donna, said her father is battling with an onset of dementia.
“On a typical day like today, he would be sitting in the yard,” Donna Boone said. “He’d be talking with us, playing with the dogs and just watching the cars go by.”
Robert Boone has four children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
“He loves his family. He sticks close to his family and he sticks close to home,” Donna Boone said. “So this is one of the reasons why it’s very disturbing.”
Officials sent out a statewide Silver Alert late Saturday night for the missing 89-year-old.
“It’s very surreal,” she said. “It’s something you see on TV. You do not expect it to be happening to your own family. It’s distressing.”
On March 12, 2016, a Silver Alert was issued for 77-year-old Sonja Carte. Carte went missing in Huntington, West Virginia, and was later found safe 40 miles away in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
From the news story at WSAZ-TV:
An elderly woman who went missing out of Huntington yesterday was found by police, her caretaker Donna Sites told WSAZ.
Sites said 77 year-old Sonja Carte was taken to the hospital for evaluation after officers found her in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
A neighbor told WSAZ Carte, or “Jackie,” has friends in Sandusky and was probably on her way to see them. She said Carte has taken off before but usually just down the road.
Sites said Carte’s suffers from dementia and probably got confused along the drive.