Sept. 4, 2007
DPS CANCELS SILVER ALERT
NOTE--FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SILVER ALERT, PLEASE CONTACT THE
McKINNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 972-547-2700. DPS HAS NO FURTHER
The Texas Department of Public Safety has canceled a Silver Alert for an 84-year-old man
missing from McKinney.
William M. Benton, who was the subject of a DPS Silver Alert, has been located and is safe.
To activate the Texas Silver Alert, the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction must determine
that an abduction meets the following state criteria:
The missing person must be 65 years of age or older.
The missing person’s domicile must be in Texas.
The senior citizen must have a diagnosed impaired mental condition, and the senior
citizen’s disappearance must pose a credible threat to their own health and safety.
(Law enforcement shall require the family or legal guardian of the missing senior
citizen to provide documentation from a medical or mental health professional of the
senior citizen’s condition.)
The request must be within 72 hours of the senior citizen’s disappearance.
Sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in
locating the senior citizen. (Highway signs will be activated ONLY if accurate
vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was
driving the vehicle at the time of their disappearance.
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