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Silver Alert for Durham couple canceled

Posted November 11, 2012
Updated November 12, 2012

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— An 89-year-old husband and 85-year-old wife missing from a Durham home were found safe Sunday night.

A Silver Alert was issued early Sunday for Willie Bias McLeod and  Evelyn Louise McLeod, who had last been seen at 2709 Independence Ave.

Later Sunday, police in Mocksville saw the couple in a silver Chevrolet Impala that was being driven erratically. When police ran the car's license plate, it matched that of the McLeods' car.

Police said the two are unharmed, and relatives drove out to Mocksville to pick them up Sunday night.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered people who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.

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  • itsyoureternalsoul Nov 16, 2:04 p.m.

    Here is your sign to stop driving

  • raleighlynn Nov 12, 1:38 p.m.

    Thank goodness this world still has heroes. Thank you to the woman who found and saved this couple. To their family, please, since you obviously care about your family members, please confiscate the car keys and make arrangements to take this lovely couple to the places they need to go.

  • monami Nov 12, 12:10 p.m.

    "Thank goodness for the good samaritan that took time out of their day to do the right thing! Hopefully, the family can convince them to give up their car keys...easier said than done sometimes."

    Very happy they were found and are safe - many thanks to the good Samaritan! Yes, time to take the keys and car. There should be no other option at this time.

  • lisa4 Nov 12, 12:05 p.m.

    Glad they were found safe. God bless the woman that stopped them and stayed with them until someone arrived. What a HERO she is!!!!

  • storchheim Nov 12, 11:25 a.m.

    happy 2.0, the DMV should take the keys at this point. I'm very glad they were found too, but even more so that they didn't hurt anyone or themselves behind the wheel.

  • Scubagirl Nov 12, 11:20 a.m.

    So very glad they were found safely. Guess it's time for them to give up the keys....

  • Holy Carp. Nov 12, 10:36 a.m.

    Glad they were found safe and have returned home.

  • christinebbd Nov 12, 10:33 a.m.

    The car keys need to be taken away from this couple before someone is killed. Weaving down the road? They'll either kill themselves or someone else.

  • BEACH Nov 12, 10:03 a.m.

    Good people in Davie County, my home county, so glad they were found safe

  • happy2.0 Nov 12, 9:40 a.m.

    Thank goodness for the good samaritan that took time out of their day to do the right thing! Hopefully, the family can convince them to give up their car keys...easier said than done sometimes.

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