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Archive for Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Law enforcement officials find missing Tonganoxie couple

October 27, 2009, 12:09 p.m. Updated October 27, 2009, 4:53 p.m.

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A Silver Alert has been issued for Everett and Bernice Smith on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. If anyone has information or seen the Smiths, contact your local law enforcement or the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office at 913-682-5724.

A Silver Alert has been issued for Everett and Bernice Smith on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. If anyone has information or seen the Smiths, contact your local law enforcement or the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office at 913-682-5724.

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers were successful Tuesday in finding a rural Tonganoxie couple who had lost contact with their family Monday evening.

Maj. Ron Cranor, Leavenworth County undersheriff, said officers found the couple, Everett and Bernice Smith, about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday a few miles south of Tonganoxie.

Authorities had issued a Silver Alert for the Smiths with a vehicle description after a family member said the last contact with the couple was a cell phone call at 9:10 p.m. Monday.

Based on that call, the family thought the Smiths, both 86, were lost somewhere in Kansas. Later, family members were unable to reach the couple by cell phone.

Cranor said about 1 a.m. Tuesday a Kansas City, Kan., police officer helped the couple find Interstate 70 when they were near 18th Street.

Kay Smith, the couple’s daughter-in-law, said the Smiths were safe early Tuesday afternoon when officers found them.

Comments

totealongshaker1 5 years, 1 month ago

best of luck to law enforcement and the family!

Tammy Copp-Barta 5 years, 1 month ago

Oh my ... praying they find their way home soon and safely!

Danielle Brunin 5 years, 1 month ago

Wait a second, was this 1 am this morning? If so, maybe their phone died and they haven't recharged it. Were they going on a trip? It just doesn't seem like that long of a time period. I'm so confused... Hope they're okay.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 1 month ago

glad they were found and i hope their son finds out where the heck they were heading and why/how they lost contact!

monkey_c 5 years, 1 month ago

Glad they have been found. This is the second such case in the last couple of weeks. My folks have been known to act pretty bumbly...time to LoJack the folks I think.

anghe8562 5 years, 1 month ago

Thank the good Lord, these people have been found alive...a good story for once!

puddleglum 5 years, 1 month ago

where are the leavenworth couple that have disappeared for 2 months?

mdrndgtl 5 years, 1 month ago

This is great stuff! Where can I sign up for these hilarious Silver Alerts?

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