Silver Alert system for missing seniors launches in Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash – Washington state law enforcement agencies have a new tool when searching for missing senior citizens suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other mental disabilities.

Silver Alerts will appear on highway reader boards just like Amber Alerts for children. The message specifically states it’s a Silver Alert followed by the missing senior citizen’s car description and license plate number.

Unlike Amber Alerts, Silver Alerts will not show up on TV screens and there will be no text messages or emails unless you sign up to receive Silver Alerts

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Boy, 12, missing in Vancouver, WA |

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The Vancouver Police are looking for Ruben Oscar Daniels, 12, who has been missing since 9 a.m. Sunday.

The boy is described as Hispanic/white, 5-feet-1-inches tall and 115 pounds. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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WA – Body of missing Pierce County woman found in woods

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Sixteen days of unimaginable anguish are now over for a Pierce County family that was awaiting information about their missing loved one. On Saturday, police found 28-year-old Nicole White’s body wrapped in tarp in a wooded area near Kapowsin.

Friends are taking solace in the discovery.

“She is no longer a lost soul and now we can lay her to rest,” said friend Amy Ancira.

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WA – Detectives seek missing woman in Thurston County | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Detectives with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a 42-year-old woman who has gone missing.

Kamissa L. Rhodes was last seen on June 15, and police say she left her home without her cell phone. Her last bank transaction was June 14.

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Missing Spokane Valley, WA man last seen near Holy Family

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.— Deputies asked for help Thursday to find a missing man who may not be taking his schizophrenia medications.

Paul M. Pruczinski, 46, vanished Sunday.

He was last seen near Holy Family Hospital according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office. Pruczinski’s parents live in Spokane Valley near Hollow Street and E. 43rd Ave.

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Missing 88-year-old Rainier man found dead in rural Washington |

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An 88-year-old Rainier, Oregon, man who went missing May 30 has been found dead in rural southeast Washington, the Columbia County coroner said.

Shirley Benjamin “Ben” Gano was found outside Starbuck, Washington, Monday morning. He was about 300 feet away from the BMW he’d been driving.

Gano didn’t appear to have been in a car crash, said Rea Culwell, a coroner and prosector in Columbia County, Washington. There were also no signs of foul play, she said.

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Silver Alerts for missing seniors on the way | The Seattle Times

OLYMPIA — The state will use its highway reader signs and radio-advisory stations to notify motorists and their passengers about missing seniors who have wandered away from home and may be in danger, under a bill signed into law Wednesday.

Known as a Silver Alert, the state will send out a message through its roadway systems when a person over age 60 with Alzheimer’s or dementia is missing and believed to be unable to return without assistance.

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