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Silver Alert Success Story: 77 year old New Jersey Man Found in Pennsylvania

On March 2, 2012, a Silver Alert was issued for 77 year old Frank Baldwin. Baldwin went missing in Washington Township, New Jersey and was found safe 30 miles away in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania.

From the article in the Lehigh Valley Express-Times:

A 77-year-old Warren County man was missing for two days before being found Sunday more than 30 miles from home, authorities said.

Police found Frank Baldwin, of Washington Township, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Lower Saucon Township. Baldwin, who has Alzheimer’s and dementia, had been last seen Friday morning in Hackettstown.

Authorities issued a Silver Alert — similar to an Amber Alert for missing children, but for elderly people — and received several calls reporting sightings of Baldwin’s brown 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, according to Washington Township police Lt. James Teter.


Silver Alert Success Story: Elderly New Jersey Couple Found in New York

On December 3, 2011, a Silver Alert  was issued for Silver Alert issued for 74-year-old William and 83-year-old Juanita Grainger. The Graingers went missing in Monroe Township, New Jersey, and were later found safe 120 miles away in Eastport, New York.

From the news story in the Long Island Press:

Suffolk County Police found a missing New Jersey couple driving in Eastport Saturday.

Officer Kevin Wustenhoff, who is assigned to the Suffolk County Police Department’s SAFE-T (Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team) Section, pulled over a 2002 Buick that was driving erratically eastbound on Montauk Highway.

Wustenhoff said both the male driver and his female passenger were disoriented and the driver appeared to be having a medical situation.  Rescue personnel were called and both driver and passenger were taken by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.

After conducting a Silver Alert search, the officer discovered that both the driver, William Grainger, 74, and his wife, Juanita Grainger, 83, had been issued Silver Alerts by the Monroe Township Police Department in Middlesex County of New Jersey.

The Monroe Township Police Department and the couple’s family have both been notified of the Grainger’s discovery.


Silver Alert Success Story: 86-year old New Jersey man found in Connecticut

On November 13, 2010, a Silver Alert was issued for 86-year-old Edmund Ommundsen of Glen Rock, New Jersey. Ommundsen went missing in Washington Township, New Jersey, and was found safe 240 miles away in Andover, Connecticut.

From the news story in the Bergen County Record:

GLEN ROCK — An 86-year-old man missing since 6 p.m. Friday was found Saturday night almost 150 miles away by Connecticut State Police in Andover.

“He was confused and disoriented, but he was in the car,” said Glen Rock Detective Sgt. Eric Reamy. “He was missing for almost 30 hours. Everyone is relieved he’s been found.”

Edmund Ommundsen left his relative’s home in Washington Township driving a 1991 dark blue Honda Accord Wagon on Friday but never arrived at the home he shares with his wife on Prospect Street. His son reported him missing and Ommundsen, who suffers from diabetes, was immediately entered into a national database as a missing person.