Silver Alert Discontinued for Missing Arlington Man

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 5:18 PM CDT
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Silver Alert Discontinued for Missing Arlington Man

NBC 5 News

Billy Kirby, pictured.

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A Silver Alert issued for an Arlington man missing since Thursday evening was discontinued on Friday afternoon.

The family of Billy Kirby Sr., 86, said he is showing signs of dementia and reported him missing at about 4 a.m. Friday when they realized he wasn't at home.

On Friday afternoon, Kirby was found in safe in Plano. Police said an alert motorist spotted Kirby  in Dallas and followed him until police were able to make a stop.

In Plano, Kirby was stopped by police and was expected to be reunited with his family Friday afternoon.

After issuing the Silver Alert Friday morning, Arlington police were notified that Kirby was seen by the Dallas police at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.  According to officials, the man, who had not yet been reported missing, talked with officers near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Hampton Road and asked for directions back to Arlington.

The Dallas officers said they gave the man instructions on returning to Arlington on Interstate 30. he was reported missing several hours later. 

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