Missing elderly Kansas couple found safe in Michigan - KCTV5

Missing elderly Kansas couple found safe in Michigan

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GARNETT, KS (KCTV) -

Authorities say a missing elderly Kansas couple has been found safe in Michigan.

Garnett police say 92-year-old Vernon Hunt and 81-year-old Goldie Hunt of Garnett left their home Monday for a trip to Dwight, IL, but did not show up as scheduled that evening.

Police chief Kevin Pekarek said the couple was found Wednesday after stopping in Mio, MI, to ask for directions.  Mio is in northern Michigan, more than 400 miles from Dwight.

Pekarek said family member are planning to fly to Michigan and drive the couple back.

Authorities do not believe any problems like dementia or Alzheimer's had a factor in their disappearance. They apparently just got lost, Pekarek said.

Pekarek said the couple asked police how to "get back to Kansas."

Authorities said the couple had a cell phone, but it was not turned on.

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