CLEVELAND, Texas (KTRK) –
Grandparents who went away to a relatives house in northern Texas for Thanksgiving, triggering a statewide Silver Alert, are now home-sheltered.
Family members of Nell and David McMillan, of Cleveland, tell the eyewitness news the couple made it all the way to their destination Aledo, located west of Fort Worth, but became confused and unable to find their relatives’ house. They spent the night at a hotel and just drove home on Thursday. They lost their cell phone and never contacted the family.
“We love them. It’s hard to celebrate Thanksgiving when they’re not here,” says David Lail, their granddaughter, earlier on Thanksgiving.
San Jacinto County Sheriff Office said that 83-year-old David has Alzheimer’s and possible dementia. Nell, 76, is a cancer patient. The family was worried sick. A statewide Silver Alert was issued, and the grandparents were considered missing persons.
It was about 9 pm when the family realized that the couple was at home and for sure.
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