UPDATE: East Tennessee couple who went missing on way back from Gatlinburg found safe in Georgia


Photo: Cleveland TN Police Department via Facebook

CLEVELAND, Tenn (WATE) – UPDATE: Betty and Ken Hicks, a Cleveland, Tennessee couple in their 80s, have been found safe in Georgia after going missing.

According to the Cleveland Police Department, the Hicks were found by the Brookhaven Police Department in Brookhaven, Georgia north of Atlanta.

The family of the couple was on their way to retrieve them as of the time of the post.

The Hicks had been driving back from Gatlinburg when they became disoriented and confused.


Police in Cleveland, Tennessee are searching for an elderly couple who went missing as they were driving back home from Gatlinburg.

Police say Betty Hicks, 87, and husband Ken, 82, left their home in Cleveland on Saturday at 10 a.m. On their way home, they became disoriented and confused, causing them to get lost.

Family told police that Ken Hicks has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

They are driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

Anyone who comes in contact with the Hicks or their vehicle is urged to call 911.

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