Cancelled Silver Alert: Assistance Needed Locating Livingston Parish Woman

Published: 02-15-2023 | Category: Statewide

UPDATE: Mrs. Welch has been safely located.  The Silver Alert has been cancelled.  Please direct any inquiries to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.  

Initial Release

Silver Alert: Assistance Needed Locating Livingston Parish Woman 
Livingston Parish – The Louisiana State Police have issued a Silver Alert on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for 75-year-old Gayle Welch. Mrs. Welch was last seen by her husband at 6:00 a.m. at their residence on Albin Road in Independence.  Mrs. Welch is suspected to have left the residence during the early morning hours in her champagne/tan colored 2006 Hyundai Tucson displaying Louisiana license plate 124ATA. 

Mrs. Welch is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs about 130 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. Mrs. Welch also took her small mixed breed dog.

Family members confirm Mrs. Welch suffers from a medical condition that may impair her judgment and has not taken her medicine since yesterday.

Anyone having any information as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Welch should immediately contact the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department at 225-686-2241 or call 911. 

Contact Information:
Sgt. Dustin Dwight
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 925-6202