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UPDATE: 87-year-old man found dead after Silver Alert issued

Posted at 5:50 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 13:51:43-05

DANE COUNTY — UPDATE: A missing married couple from Dane County have been found.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office the couple was found in their vehicle on County Highway J.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Donald Soper was found dead and Colleen Soper was found safe and is receiving medical attention.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing married couple from Dane County.

Donald and Colleen Soper, both 87, left a family gathering in Black Earth at about 3:00 p.m. Thursday and haven't been seen since, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. According to the release, Donald planned to take Colleen for a short drive before returning her to an assisted living facility.

Colleen has dementia and Donald is diabetic and can become disoriented when his blood sugar is not properly managed, officials say.

Donald was wearing a black leather jacket and Colleen was wearing a red leather jacket, the news release says. They are assumed to be in a black 2008 Dodge Caliber with license plate 327FXX.

Anyone with information on the Soper's location should contact Dane County at 608-255-2345 or Detective Todd Dosher at 608-575-6598.