MONDAY 12/2/2019 7:17 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An elderly woman found with her dead husband in their stranded vehicle in Dane County has died.
Sheriff’s officials say 87-year-old Colleen Soper was taken to a Madison hospital in critical condition after she was found Saturday in their vehicle which had apparently become stuck on a remote trail in the town of Vermont. Her 87-year-old husband, Donald Soper, was found dead in the vehicle.
The State Journal says the couple disappeared on Thanksgiving Day after leaving a family gathering in Black Earth. Family members reported them missing after they failed to show up at their destination. Authorities began a search and found the Sopers in their vehicle Saturday morning.
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating their cause of death.
The Associated Press contributed to this story
Silver Alert canceled for missing Dane County elderly couple, one found deceased
SATURDAY, 11/30/2019 5:07 p.m.
DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — A statewide Silver Alert issued on Thursday for a Dane County elderly couple who went missing on Thanksgiving Day has been cancelled.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says Donald E. Soper was found deceased and his wife Colleen A. Soper was found safe and is receiving medical attention.
SILVER ALERT: Missing Dane County elderly couple
FRIDAY, 11/29/2019 8:16 a.m.
DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a Dane County elderly couple who went missing Thanksgiving Day.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, Donald and Colleen Soper left a family gathering in the Town of Black Earth in a black 2008 Dodge Caliber with Wisconsin plates numbered PC 327FXX (vehicle’s likeness pictured below).
Donald had planned to take Colleen for a short drive before returning her to an assisted living facility in the Village of Cross Plains and then returning to his home in the Town of West Port.
Colleen has been diagnosed with dementia and Donald is reportedly an insulin-dependent diabetic who can become disoriented when his blood sugar is not properly managed.
There is a GPS tracker on their vehicle, but it does not appear to be working as of 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.
Donald, 87, is described as 6’01”, 196 lbs with grey/blond short hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket. Colleen, 87, was last seen wearing a red leather jacket.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Dane County Sheriff’s Office at 608-284-6100