Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Kansas City woman

Update: 9:40 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 – The Overland Park Police Department reported that Lila Mertz was located safely tonight, and is being reunited with her family. The statewide silver alert has been canceled.


JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – The Overland Park Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Kansas City, Kan. woman.

The whereabouts of Lila Mertz, 67, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate her.

Mertz is described as a white female 5’6” in height, weighing 140 lbs., with gray hair and blue eyes. Her family last spoke to her in late July and reported her missing on Aug. 16, 2019, with the Overland Park Police Department.

Mertz resides in Kansas City, Kan., in the 1600 block of North 63rd Place. Her vehicle, a gold 2000 Toyota Camry, was last seen Aug. 8, near 39th Street and Prospect in Kansas City, Mo. The vehicle’s Kansas license tag is 423 GCH. Mertz is reported as needing medication and her family is concerned.

Anyone who sees Mertz or has information about her whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8742.

Information thanks to the KBI.

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