A missing 83-year-old Independence man has been found safe in Allison, Iowa, according to a post on the Independence Police Department.
A silver alert had been issued for William Deacon after he last contacted his family Tuesday night.
Police said he had health issues.
Deacon last spoke on the phone with his family about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said he advised his wife that he was headed to Lawrence to stay in a hotel. An initial ping of his cellphone showed that he was in Lathrop, Kan.
A second ping of the cellphone about 2 a.m. Wednesday showed he might have been in the Eagleville, Mo., area, which is about 1 1/2 hours north of Kansas City on Interstate 35, near the Iowa border.
The Butler County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office found him in Allison.