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Silver Alert Success Story: 83-Year-Old Kansas Man Found In Nebraska

On December 11, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 83-year-old Jerry Stewart. Stewart went missing in Beloit, Kansas and was found safe over 50 miles away in Nebraska.

According to the news story on KSN-TV:

BELOIT, Kan. (KSNW) – Keith Shamburg, the missing Beloit man, was located safely in Nebraska. The Silver Alert has been canceled.


A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 83-year-old Beloit man.

Harold “Keith” Shamburg has not been seen since he left his home around 7 p.m. Monday.

He was driving a red 2015 Lincoln MKX with a personalized tag “LILBRD.”

Shamburg is 5’10” and weighs around 175 lbs.

He has gray hair and brown eyes.

Shamburg suffers from dementia and may be confused or disoriented.


Silver Alert Success Story: 81-Year-Old Missouri Woman Found Safe in Nebraska

On November 15, 2013, a Silver Alert was issued for 81-year-old Mercedes Bernarda Lednicky. Lednicky went missing in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and was later found safe 400 miles away in Holt County, Nebraska.

From the news story in the Kansas City Star:

An elderly Lee’s Summit woman with dementia who was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of N.W. O’Brien Road was located in Holt County, Neb.

Police said the Silver Alert issued in the incident had been canceled.


Silver Alert Success Story: 81-year old Kansas man found in Nebraska

On October 31, 2011, a Silver Alert  was issued for 81-year-old Billy Martens. Martens went missing in Leavenworth, Kansas and was later found alive 200 miles away in Butler County, Nebraska.

From the news story in the Leavenworth Times:

Leavenworth, Kan. — An 81-year-old Leavenworth County man for whom a Silver Alert had been issued early Monday has been found.

At about 6 a.m. Monday, Billy Martens reportedly left his house at 18698 High Prairie Road in a 2010 red four-door Ford Fusion sedan. He reportedly took the car without his wife Lucille’s knowledge and is not supposed to be driving.

Martens is said to be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and might have thought he had a medical appointment at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was not carrying identification, credit cards or cash.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said earlier in the day that once the initial report was filed, Sheriff’s officers began searching a number of possible destinations for Martens and issued the Silver Alert when he was not located at any of them.

He was found before 4 p.m. the same day in Butler County, Neb., roughly 200 miles to the north of Leavenworth.