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Boise Police Search For Missing Endangered Senior Citizens

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By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: Thursday 6:25 p.m. - Boise Police have been informed by the Boise County Sheriff's Office the man and woman reported missing overnight have been found. They're okay.
According to Boise County authorities, the pair became stuck on a remote mountain road. They were found by a passerby and are currently being driven back to Boise. They reportedly are in good spirits and are well.
Boise Police want to thank the Boise County Sheriff's Office and all who helped search and shared concern.


Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Boise police are searching for a missing elderly man and woman who went for a drive Wednesday and failed to return. Officers are looking to the public’s help in locating the pair.

Walter Rich is 82, 6 foot 8 inches tall, 265 pounds, with grey hair.

Virginia Taylor, is 91, 5-foot 5 inches tall, 169 pounds with grey hair.

The two may be in a 1995 Buick LaSebre, beige four door car with Ada county license plates.
Both Walter and Virgina live in Boise. They are friends, according to family members. Their families tell officers the pair often goes for a drive to Idaho City, Star, Elmore or Gem Counties. They reportedly went for a drive yesterday morning about 10:00 a.m. in Rich's beige 1995 Buick 4-door LeSabre.
They were expected home by 4:00 yesterday afternoon but haven't returned. Family members reported them missing to Boise Police last night. Officers have searched and contacted other local law enforcement agencies but have not yet located Walter and Virgina. Both have been entered into the National Crime Information Center and the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse so if they are located anywhere in the country, law enforcement can identify them as missing from Boise.
Officers say at this time there is no evidence of foul play, but there is great concern for the pair's safety and wellbeing.
Anyone who has seen Walter and Virginia or may know of their whereabouts is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency, or call Boise Police at 377-6790.


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