INITIAL REPORT, 10:21 a.m.
A missing North Carolina couple was found safe Thursday after apparently hitchhiking to Middletown, according to Orange County, N.C., officials.
A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday for Ethel Mae Puckett, 62, and Leroy Puckett, 72, who were last seen leaving their home at Eno Mobile Home Park, WRAL-TV in North Carolina reported.
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Ethel Puckett’s Life Track tracking device was located near her home. She was a client of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Life Track program, which is a rapid response program used to locate people with cognitive issues who wander away from caregivers.
Family members expressed concern about the well-being of the couple.
According to Middletown police, they were located on a porch at a home on Charles Street on Thursday morning.