UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled after 78-year-old Evansville is safely located

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David Ross Sponseller


The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says David Sponseller has been safely located by a good Samaritan who recognized him from the picture included in the Silver Alert.


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for a Vanderburgh County man.

Indiana State Police say 78-year-old David Ross Sponseller was last seen in Evansville at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Sponseller is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance, according to police.

Sponseller is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Police say he was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sponseller is asked to call the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office at 812-421-6200 or 911.

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