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Silver Alert Success Story: 78-year old Wisconsin Man Found in Indiana

On October 1, 2015, a Silver Alert was issued for 78-year-old Wayne Kreft. Kreft went missing in Monroe, Wisconsin and was found 170 miles away in Hobart, Indiana.

From the news story at WKOW-TV:

A 78-year old Monroe man who was reported missing late Thursday afternoon was found a few hours later, more than 170-miles away in Indiana.

At about 7:50 p.m, authorities in Hobart, Indiana contacted the Green County sheriff’s department, which had issued a Silver Alert for Wayne P. Kreft about an hour earlier.

Hobart police say Kreft had been in a car crash, but was not hurt.

Authorities contacted Kreft’s family and they will bring him back home.



Silver Alert Success Story: 80-year old Rhode Island Woman Found in Massachusetts

On September 23, 2015, a Silver Alert was issued for 80-year old Jeannine Bergeron. Bergeron went missing in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and was found safe 35 miles away in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

From the news story at WPRI-TV:

A silver alert issued for a missing Woonsocket woman was canceled early Thursday morning.

Police say 80-year-old Jeannine Bergeron was found safely in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, which is about 35 miles away from Woonsocket.

Bergeron was reported missing Wednesday afternoon.   She had been last seen driving on Social Street, and was on her way to meet a relative in Johnston.



Silver Alert Success Story: 83-year old Wisconsin Man Found in South Dakota

On July 14, 2015, a Silver Alert  was issued for 83-year-old Hermes Miller. Miller went missing in Janesville, Wisconsin, and was later found safe in Redfield, South Dakota after a trip of more than 650 miles through Dubuque, Rockwell City, Iowa and Winfred, South Dakota.

From the news story at

An 83-year-old Janesville man has been found safe in South Dakota after being missing since Tuesday.

Hermes Miller was found in Redfield, South Dakota, Wednesday afternoon, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.

Miller was reported missing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, after his daughter went to his house and couldn’t find him or his minivan.

A Silver Alert was issued statewide at about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday by the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. The alert is issued for missing persons believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Sheriff Robert Spoden said the only way to track Miller’s whereabouts was through his credit card transactions, which ultimately led to South Dakota.

The transactions showed Miller was in South Wayne, Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon, Dubuque on Tuesday night, Rockwell City, Iowa early Wednesday morning, and Winfred, South Dakota around noon on Wednesday.