A missing persons report was filed on May 20 concerning an elderly couple traveling from New Port Richey, Fla. to Tucson, Ariz., in a 2004 39-foot Fleetwood Providence Class A motorhome. Arizona police reported today (May 26) that the case was still listed as “attempt to locate.”
Alvin R. Kemmet and Gertrude H. Reed left New Port Richey on May 8 and were believed to have arrived in the Tucson area on May 12 to go “nugget hunting.”
Kemmet’s son, Al Jr., who was corresponding with the couple by e-mail, filed the report with the Colorado State Trooper’s office after losing communication with his father on May 14. An attempt was made to contact Kemmet at his e-mail address on May 16 with no response.
The report generated a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) alert that was sent out to the western portion of the United States. Another missing persons report was also filed by a friend in the Tucson area.
The motorhome was described as being a 2004 39-foot Fleetwood Providence, bronze and maple in color, with Florida license tag #G61 DDM. The motorhome also has a full black bra covering the front end. The couple was towing a Dodge Dakota pickup with a handicapped license plate that may now be unhitched from the motorhome.
Kemmet was said to be a 69-year-old Caucasian, around 5’10″, predominantly bald and uses a scooter for mobility. Reed is also Caucasian, approximately 77, around 5’3″, frail with gray hair, and described as being in the early stages of Alzheimers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tucson Police Department at 520-791-5059.