Police describe the law as the Amber Alert for grown-ups. It's called the "Golden Alert" and it will go into effect on July 15th. The law works just like the Amber Alert, notifying media outlets immediately after a person is reported missing.
The Golden Alert might have helped locate 87-year-old Shelby County resident Maxine Ethington. Ethington vanished on May 25th. Her family says she has dementia. Intensive search efforts for Ethington have been conducted but so far, there's no sign of her.
Her family feels that she will one day be found but they're losing hope that she will be found alive. A 10-thousand dollar reward has been offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Those with any information are asked to call (502) 321-2911.