KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A few hours after issuing a Silver Alert, Kansas City Police cancelled it after finding the missing man with dementia and schizophrenia. Anthony Stillwell, 65, was found safe Tuesday morning after he went missing sometime late Sunday night.
His wife, Ruth Bradford, told 41 Action News that police dropped off Stillwell at their apartment on Kansas Avenue around 8 a.m. Tuesday. Bradford said the officers told her they found Stillwell wandering around Central High School, which is about two miles from their apartment.
"I'm very relieved that he's back. I've been worried so, until I don't hardly know how to explain it," Bradford told 41 Action News between answering phone calls from concerned friends and family while her husband was asleep.
Bradford told police she first noticed Stillwell was missing when she woke up around midnight early Monday morning. Bradford told us she checked with friends and family to see if Stillwell was with them before she called police.
"I was happy to see him, when he bolted through the door and then I saw all of these policemen around. I was happy to see they had found him and brought him back," Bradford said. "I want them to know how grateful I am and how much I appreciate them. I just want to thank them and I can't thank them enough."
With overnight temperatures in the single digits, Bradford said she was grateful to see Stillwell still had his jacket on when he returned home.
"He climbed in bed, clothes on, jacket and all. Eventually he got warm," said Bradford.