UPDATE: Missing 78-year-old woman from Independence found in Iowa

Posted at 10:18 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 05:30:24-04

UPDATE: The Silver Alert for Donna Linton has been canceled. She was found safe In Altoona, Iowa, early Monday morning. 


Police have confirmed that Donna Linton was seen at a convenience store in Ames, Iowa between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning after family members informed detectives that Linton’s debit card had been used there. Linton told the store clerk that she was trying to get back to Kansas City. Independence Police and Ames Police are now both coordinating efforts to locate Linton. A BOLO (Be On The Lookout) has been put out in Ames, Iowa.

An endangered silver advisory alert has been issued for Donna R. Linton, a 78-year-old Independence woman, who left her home in the 4900 block of S. Grand Avenue. 

Linton has a history of dementia, is white, 5'6" tall, weighs 160 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue robe. She left home in her white 1999 Chevrolet Malibu, with Missouri license plate DB0L6P. The vehicle has a Pittsburgh Steelers license plate cover and a "Ben Carson" bumper sticker on the rear of the vehicle.

Linton may have driven to Kansas. Anyone who sees Linton or the vehicle is asked to call 911, local law enforcement or the Independence Police Department at (816) 836-3600.




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