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Friday, May 23, 2014

Silver Alert canceled, missing KCK man found safe

Posted: May 23, 2014 - 7:20am
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 12:03am


Overland Park Police have canceled the Silver Alert for John E. Burris, 80, of Kansas City, Kansas.

Police say Mr. Burris was found in Doniphan County, Kansas, near the city of Highland around 6 p.m. Friday.

A news release says, "He was found uninjured and in good health. He was examined by paramedics as a precaution and family are now in route to pick him up."

His maroon or burgundy 1995 Ford Crown Victoria remains missing.

Highland, Kansas is approximately 90 miles from where Mr. Burris told his family that he was shopping for shoes.

Original report:

John E. Burris, 80
Photo provided by Overland Park Police
Overland Park Police have issued a Silver Alert for John E. Burris of Kansas City, Kansas.

Police say Mr. Burris has Dementia and Alzheimer's. Thursday evening he told family that he was in Overland Park, somewhere alone 119th Street to purchase a new pair of shoes.

Family told police that he seemed confused and was lost trying to get back home.

Police say they believe he may have driven north on Kansas Highway 7 toward Atchinson or Leavenworth.

He is driving a maroon or burgundy 1995 Ford Crown Victoria with Kansas license plate 440BZH.
Photo provided by Overland Park Police

Mr. Burris is 6-foot 2-inches tall, 180 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair and a full beard. Police do not have a clothing description.

If you have seen Mr. Burris you are asked to call local law enforcement or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300

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