UPDATE: Officials locate missing elderly couple - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

UPDATE: Officials locate missing elderly couple

Viola and Benny Ray Brooks Viola and Benny Ray Brooks

COMO, MS (WMC-TV) - Officials have located an elderly couple that became separated from a family member while driving late Tuesday morning near Como, Mississippi.

A Panola County Sheriff's Department spokesperson said the couple was following a family member in their car when an 18-wheeler merged between their two vehicles, separating them.  

When the tractor trailer merged away, the elderly couple was no longer following.

The couple, Benny Ray Brooks and his wife Viola, are both in their seventies, and authorities initially feared for their safety because they suffer from Alzheimer's. 

Officials located the couple early Tuesday afternoon after they arrived at their original destination.

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