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Silver Alert Success Story: 85-Year-Old North Carolina Man Found In New York

On February 18, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Donald Walter Calder. Calder went missing in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was safe 600 miles away at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

According to the news story on WECT-TV:

An 85-year-old man who was reported missing from Wilmington was found safe at La Guardia Airport, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Donald Walter Calder left his family’s home in the 300 block of Pinecliff Dr. sometime Sunday evening and didn’t return. A Silver Alert was issued because Calder suffers from dementia.

Police say he flew to La Guardia. Calder’s son said his father was headed to Toronto.

“We’re just glad he’s safe and on his way back,” Bruce Calder said of his father. “Many, many thanks to the police that took the matter very seriously.”


Silver Alert Success Story: 69-year old North Carolina Woman Found in Virginia

On September 29, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 69-year-old Stephanie Team. Team went missing in Matthews, North Carolina and was found safe 250 miles away in Lynchburg, Virginia.

From the news story at WSLS-TV:

ROANOKE, Va. – According to police, Stephanie Team was found safe in Lynchburg early Sunday morning.

The Town of Matthews Police Department in North Carolina has a silver alert out for one of its residents, Stephanie Team, who was believed to be in the Roanoke area on Saturday evening.

Team, a 69-year-old woman who is 5 feet, 5 inches, wears oval-shaped glasses and is driving a Lexus ES350 with North Carolina tag RSB-4574, according to authorities.

Authorities said Team, who suffers from a cognitive impairment, was last seen by family members leaving the area of Oxborough Drive in Matthews at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday.


Silver Alert Success Story: 82-Year-Old South Carolina Man Found in North Carolina

July 23, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 82-year-old William Jones.  Jones was reported missing from Greenville County, South Carolina and was found over 220 miles away in Orange County, South Carolina.

From the story on 7 News WSPA:

GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – An 82-year-old Greenville man reported missing was found safe Tuesday afternoon at a weigh station in North Carolina.

William Jones is now home with family. Just hours before he was located, loved ones gathered to pray for his safe return.

His grandson, Patrick Jones, expressed his gratitude for the many who shared their care and concern. “My grandfather was a church man. He loved the Lord. (St. Matthew United Methodist Church) is his church family and everybody loves him and cares for him.”

On Monday, authorities issued a Silver Alert after Jones went missing.


A missing 82-year-old man who was reported missing on Monday has been found safe in North Carolina.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, William Howard Jones, Sr., was found at a weigh station in Orange County.

Officials said North Carolina Highway Patrol made contact with Jones and said he is safe.