On March 12, 2016, a Silver Alert was issued for 77-year-old Sonja Carte. Carte went missing in Huntington, West Virginia, and was later found safe 40 miles away in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
From the news story at WSAZ-TV:
An elderly woman who went missing out of Huntington yesterday was found by police, her caretaker Donna Sites told WSAZ.
Sites said 77 year-old Sonja Carte was taken to the hospital for evaluation after officers found her in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
A neighbor told WSAZ Carte, or “Jackie,” has friends in Sandusky and was probably on her way to see them. She said Carte has taken off before but usually just down the road.
Sites said Carte’s suffers from dementia and probably got confused along the drive.
On April 23, 2013, a Silver Alert was issued for 57-year-old Marsha D. Smith went missing in Lafayette, Indiana and was later found safe 175 miles away in Cincinnati, Ohio.
From the news story in the Lafayette Journal & Courier:
Fifty-seven-year-old Marsha D. Smith of Kokomo, who was the focus of a silver alert Tuesday, was found safe early Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Indiana State Police had tracked Smith to a Cincinnati bus station using her credit card transactions. Smith was reunited Wednesday with her family, police said.
In light of Senator Joe Manchin‘s sponsorship of S. 1263, the National Silver Alert Act, it is important to note inter-state Silver Alerts involving West Virginia. Silver Alerts across state lines make a compelling case for federal co-ordination.
On June 11, 2012, a Silver Alert was issued for 84-year-old Rosemary Stokes. Stokes went missing in Huntington, West Virginia, and was later found safe 60 miles away in Meigs County, Ohio.
From the news story in the WOWK-TV:
Rosemary Stokes was found Tuesday evening and is safe, according to emergency dispatchers.
Meigs County deputies said Stokes was driving her car and parked in a field of weeds, thinking she was home. She was parked just off of state Route 7 and state Route 143 in Ohio.
Some neighbors came to check out a property they just bought at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, and discovered Stokes in her car. Deputies said had they not made that visit, it’s possible she would not have been discovered for a while.
Stokes was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but she didn’t appear to have any injuries, deputies said.