OCONTO - UPDATE: June 12, 10:05 pm
According to authorities and family members, the missing Oconto County couple have been found safe in West Bend. Family members tell FOX 11 92-year-old Leo and 80-year-old Claire Baeb of Townsend are disoriented, but are with police officers.
The family drove down Wednesday night to pick them up.
The search continues for a couple missing from Oconto County.
92-year-old Leo and 80-year-old Claire Baeb of Townsend were supposed to arrive in the Green Bay area Tuesday night. They never showed.
The Oconto County Sheriff's Department told FOX 11, they don't believe the couple is in danger.
"Right now, we're just praying and hoping that they are safe and we get good information," explained the couple's son, Bernie Baeb.
Bernie Baeb hasn't had much sleep since his parents have been missing. Baeb says the couple left Townsend Tuesday afternoon.
They were expected to arrive at his home in Hobart later that night, but they never came.
"Once we realized they were overdue, we had three of us jumping around in cars, trying to back track the normal routes they would take, and we found nothing," Baeb said.
The couple was driving a light blue 2010 Chrysler minivan, license plate J2493T.
Late Tuesday night, Baeb says the family heard the couple may have stopped to get directions in Reedsville. That's 30 miles southeast of Green Bay.
Baeb says credit card records indicated the couple stopped for gas in Maribel early Wednesday morning.
Baeb says his parents still make the drive from Townsend to Green Bay once a week, but concedes this time maybe they got lost.
"My mother does get disoriented, she's 80 and my dad is 92 and forgetful and so you know, there are concerns especially about being disoriented," Baeb explained.
Family has now spent a second evening driving around the area, hoping the couple is safe and praying they had just stopped at a restaurant or hotel to rest.
The Oconto County Sheriff's Department says alerts went out statewide for the missing couple.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Oconto County Sheriff's Department at (920) 834-6900.
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