Found safe & sound

An 86-year-old Weatherby Lake woman who was reported missing on Monday was found safe and sound Tuesday morning in Platte City. Anna L. Gibson was found trying to put gas in her 2005 minivan at Casey’s General store, less than 24 hours after a Silver Alert had been issued when she failed to return from a doctor’s appointment in the Platte Woods area. According to the Platte City Police Department, officers were dispatched to Casey’s’ after they received a call about the missing woman. When they arrived at the scene, they identified Gibson and her vehicle. The PCPD report said that Gibson was unable to tell the officers where she was or what day of the week it was and appeared confused. The report also said that her vehicle appeared to have recent damage near the driver’s side bumper and rear door. The report also stated that officers at the scene were contacted by the owner of a local bar/restaurant, who said that Gibson had appeared there Monday and seemed confused. Gibson was later driven to a local hotel by a patron, where she spent the evening. An employee at the hotel confirmed that Gibson had stayed the night and was gone prior to his shift beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The PCPD, which was assisted at the scene by the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, contacted Weatherby Lake Chief of Police Gary McMullin, who came to Casey’s and drove Gibson home in her vehicle. Gibson, who lives alone, had been reported missing by a neighbor since approximately noon on Monday. She was last seen leaving a doctor’s appointment in the area of 72nd Street and Prairie View Road.