Silver Alert discontinued for Henderson Co. senior citizen

Sandra Turnpaugh, 81, was reported missing Sunday night in Gun Barrel City, Texas.
Sandra Turnpaugh, 81, was reported missing Sunday night in Gun Barrel City, Texas.(Source: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 6:06 AM CDT

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A statewide Silver Alert was discontinued around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning after an East Texas woman was reported missing from a home in Gun Barrel City.

Additional details about the situation were not immediately available.

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Law enforcement have issued a statewide Silver Alert for a missing East Texas woman.

Sandra Turnpaugh, 81, was last seen around 10:43 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Overlook Trail in Gun Barrel City, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Turnpaugh is 5′7″, weighs 141 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes.

According to the alert, she was wearing a black blouse with dark pants and black calf-high boots.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Gun Barrel City Police Department at (903) 887-7151.

The state’s Silver Alert program was created by Texas legislation in 2007 and is designed to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition.

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