Found safe: Silver alert canceled for NM elderly couple

New Mexico News

Update: David and Mary Pettenger have been located and are safe.

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – State police are asking for help finding a missing elderly couple that reportedly hasn’t been seen or heard from since leaving New Mexico for California. Police say 83-year-old David Pettenger and 86-year-old Mary Pettenger were last seen on Wednesday, leaving their home in Ranchos de Taos.


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The two were driving to meet family in Pollack, California. However, neither arrived as planned. They are believed to be traveling in a green 1998 Honda CRV with New Mexico Ball of Fiesta license plate HAL101.

Both are believed to be in danger. If you see them, you’re asked to call state police.

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