Silver Alert lifted after police locate missing man in Ohio

UPDATE: Heilman was located at 3 a.m. Thursday by the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department. He is safe and his family has been notified.

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police (WVSP) said a man who suffers from Alzheimer’s drove off without his daughter after making a stop in Raleigh County.

On Wednesday, William Heilman was traveling south on Interstate 77. He and his daughter were on their way to Florida from New York.

Troopers said that Heilman stopped at the Tamarack in Raleigh County and then took off in an unknown direction without his daughter. WVSP said Heilman may be in route back to his home in Chaffee, New York.

The vehicle is a 2023 maroon-colored Chevrolet Equinox with a New York registration of KVL 2136.

Troopers are actively searching for Heilman and the vehicle along I-77 and in adjacent area.

If someone finds or knows the whereabouts of Heilman, they are asked to contact the West Virginia State Police Troop 7 dispatch at (304) 926-1908.

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