Update: Missing Dane County man found dead, woman found in critical condition following Silver Alert

Updated 11:52 a.m. on November 30, 2019

BLACK EARTH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Silver Alert issued for a missing Dane County couple has been canceled.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, Donald and Colleen Soper's vehicle was found on a remote trail in the Town of Vermont. The vehicle appeared to be stuck and both Donald and Colleen were inside.

Donald was pronounced dead at the scene.

Colleen was taken to a local hospital where she is in critical condition.

The investigation remains ongoing however the circumstances surrounding their disappearance do not appear to be suspicious. 

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.


BLACK EARTH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Dane County couple.

Donald Soper and his wife Colleen Soper left a family gathering in the 5200 block of John Wilkinson Road around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

They were last seen driving in a black 2008 Dodge Caliber.

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Donald had planned on taking Colleen for a short drive before returning her to an assisted living facility in the Village of Cross Plains before returning to his home in the Town of Westport.

Colleen has dementia and Donald is an insulin dependent diabetic who can become disoriented when his blood sugar is not properly managed.

Donald is described as being 6'1, 196 pounds, with blue eyes, short grey hair, and glasses.

Donald was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and Colleen was last seen wearing a red leather jacket.

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