On November 16, 2014, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Dean B Wever. Wever went missing in Bloomington, Indiana and was later found safe in Kentucky.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Bloomington said a missing 85-year-old man was found safe in Kentucky Sunday.
Police issued a statewide Silver Alert for 85-year-old Dean B. Wever early Sunday morning.
According to the Bloomington Police Department, Wever stopped at a gas station in Scottsville, Kentucky and asked for help. The clerk then called Wever’s family, who called police.
Officers said Wever wasn’t injured, he was just confused and lost. His family was heading to Kentucky to get him as of Sunday night.
On May 12, 2014, a Silver Alert was issued for 88-year-old Edward Crider. Crider went missing in Tupelo, Mississippi, and was later found safe in Kentucky.
From the news story at WJTV-12:
The Silver Alert for 88-Year Old Edward L. Crider of Tupelo has been canceled. He was found in Kentucky safe and uninjured.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert for 88-Year Old Edward L. Crider of Tupelo.
The Tupelo Police Department is handling the search. Crider is described as a white male, with silver hair and brown eyes. He’s 6’2 tall and weighs 210 pounds.
As part of a recent article “Alerts aid in he search for missing Louisville adults,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on several recent Golden Alert success stories in Kentucky. Golden Alert is the Kentucky version of the Silver Alert program.
Oliver Pearson, 74, who police say has advanced Alzheimer’s, was reported missing by his caregiver Feb. 13. Witnesses reported seeing him walking away from his Dosker Manor apartment in downtown Louisville. Motorists alerted police, who found him at 5:30 the next morning walking on the shoulder of Interstate 64 near I-65. He was returned home safely.
The disappearance of Shelbyville’s Maxine Ethington, 87, came just weeks after Kentucky enacted the Golden Alert law. The great-grandmother with dementia had not driven in three years, but on Sunday night, May 25, 2008, she drove her Buick Century from her Shelbyville home, touching off a massive search. Several weeks later, her body was found 16 miles away in eastern Jefferson County.
Police concluded that Ethington had driven the car over a steep ravine and crashed against a tree. Her body was found nearby. While her children had taken the car keys away, they found nine sets at their mother’s home later. “She had memory problems, but she was sharp in some ways,” son Donnie Ethington said.