Silver Alert canceled after missing Southaven man found

UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: Southaven police report Mr. McGee has been safely located and the Silver Alert has been canceled.


Southaven police Sunday announced a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing man. Officers responded to a missing person call for George David McGee, a 74-year-old black male with dementia.

Police said McGee left his residence on Saturday, July 16 in a green 1997 Ford Ranger with a matching green camper.

The Ford Ranger was later pulled over in Birmingham, Alabama about 5 a.m. Sunday before he was reported missing, police said, adding he has also been seen in Lee County, Mississippi on a county road going door-to-door looking for his wife.  

A Silver Alert has now been issued for McGee. The Ford Ranger he was driving has DeSoto County license tag DBY-3109. 

If you see McGee or his Ford Ranger, you are asked to call your local law enforcement agency, or call 911. 

Photos below of George McGee are from the Southaven Police Department Facebook page.

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