Silver Alert canceled: Missing 87-year-old man found safe

MILTON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Milton Police Department canceled the Silver Alert for missing 87-year-old Dean Birkeness on Tuesday, March 23.

Police say Birkeness has been found safe. 


MILTON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Milton Police Department issued a Silver Alert for a missing 87-year-old man on Tuesday, March 23.

Dean Birkeness went to a local restaurant around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Restaurant employees told police he left around 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 100 Front St. 

Police say Birkeness has not returned home as planned.

The last known location of his vehicle was northbound on I-41 at mile marker 127 near Caledonia at 1:20 p.m.

Birkeness drives a 201 silver Chevrolet Trax with a Wisconsin license plate 704TTC.

He is described to be 5'10, 156 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair. He is White and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a brown 1/3 zip up sweater, and a dark navy spring coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milton police at 608-757-2244.

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