On October 11, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 88-year-old James Skinnell. Skinnell went missing in Del City, Oklahoma and was found safe 200 miles away in Arlington, Texas.
According to the news story on KOKH-TV:
DEL CITY, Okla (KOKH) — Update: Police say Mr. Skinnell was found safe in Arlington, TX. — The Del City Police Department is asking for your help finding an elderly man who is in trouble. Police have told FOX 25 News they are looking for 88-year old James Skinnell. Skinnell was last heard from Thursday evening and was found to be missing by his son Friday monring. His son told police both Skinnell and his dog were not at the home at 9:30 am but his dog was found wandering the area by a neighbor.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill authorizing the new alert system. “We do know that had it been in place that there was a possibility that D’Lisa Kelley would still be with us today” said Rose.
The Department of Public Safety will be in charge of issuing these alerts.
It will serve as an alert system for missing adults ages 18 – 64, whose cases meet certain criteria. Such as: them being in “imminent danger,” and likely not voluntarily missing. The alert system will only operate in Texas, but Lasondra says she plans to push the effort nationwide.
Read more at “Texas governor authorizes AMBER Alert-style system for adults” at Fox 7 Austin.
On February 13, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 66-year-old Daryl Widney. Widney went missing in Collinsville, Oklahoma and was found safe 550 miles away in Galveston, Texas.
According to the news story on Tulsa News On 6:
A Green Country man at the center of a Silver Alert is on his way home to Collinsville.
Daryl Widney, 66, is back with family more than 500 miles from his home.
The Collinsville man was found in Galveston, Texas Thursday morning after driving himself there without telling family.
“We realized he had packed up all of his belongings and his clothes from his closet and snuck out in the middle of the night,” said Jason Widney, Daryl’s son, who talked to News On 6 by phone.