Silver Alert canceled, David Sawdy found safe
MARION COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - The Silver Alert for David Sawdy has been canceled after he was located safe in Marion County.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the Andover Police Department issued the Silver Alert for 85-year-old David Sawdy on Friday after he was seen on camera heading north on Ridge Rd from 13th Street in Wichita. Sawdy was driving his 2005 Silver Chevy Tahoe. He had last been heard from on Friday at noon on his land phone at his home in Andover.
Deputy Joshua Meliza found footprints consistent with the tennis shoes Sawdy was thought to be wearing leading into a wooded area along Doyle Creek to the south. Bloodhounds attempted to track his scent from the footprints. Police from several area departments had been looking for him Saturday afternoon.
Dispatchers had contacted area hospitals to see whether or not anyone matching Sawdy's description had been brought in for treatment.
The Hillsboro Star-Journal later reported that a pickup belonging to Sawdy was discovered along the eastbound shoulder of US-50, about a mile and a half southwest of Florence, Kansas.
Staff writer Eric Meyer says that the vehicle was found shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. The Chevy Tahoe was parked several feet onto the shoulder a quarter of a mile west of Wagon Wheel Rd. A citizen who spoke with dispatchers called to report that he'd seen the pickup parked at that location almost 12 hours earlier, around 6:15 a.m.
David Sawdy was located safe in Marion County.