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Silver Alert Success Story: 86-Year-Old Minnesota Man Found In Wisconsin

On August 1, 2018, Silver Alert was issued for 86-year-old James Shellum. Shellum went missing in Burnsville, Minnesota and was found safe 200 miles away in Wood County, Wisconsin.

According to the news story on WDJT CBS 58:

UPDATED: WOOD COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) — A Silver Alert for a missing Minnesota man last seen in Wisconsin has been canceled.

Mr. Shellum was found safe in Wood County.

Thank you to everyone who helped share his photo.


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) — Authorities are asking for help to find a missing Minnesota man who was last seen in Wisconsin.

Investigators say 86-year-old James Shellum was last seen by a passerby near I-94 and Redford Road in Pewaukee. The vehicle he was in was seen exiting southbound on Redford Road between 11:00 and 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Shellum is from Burnsville Minnesota and went missing Tuesday evening. Police say he used a bank card at a BP gas station in Mauston, Wisconsin around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He told the clerk he was headed back to Minnesota but has not arrived.


Minnesota: Department of Public Safety Publishes Silver Alert Study

On January 15, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued a report on the Need for a Silver Alert System in the State of Minnesota.The report recommended that the State of Minnesota continue to use existing missing person systems to locate missing and endangered persons.


Silver Alert Success Story: 76-year old Wisconsin Woman Found in Minnesota

On August 26, 2015, a Silver Alert  was issued for 76-year-old Sheila Brewer. Brewer went missing in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and was later found safe at least 120 miles away in Minnesota.

From the news story at WMTV in Madison:


CUBA CITY, Wis.– A 76-year-old woman who was last seen in Cuba City Wednesday has been found safe in Minnesota.

Sheila Brewer left a relative’s home in Cuba City around 7 a.m. to drive home to St. Paul, Minnesota.

She was found safe Thursday morning.