UPDATE: The missing elderly woman was found safe and the Purple Alert has been rescinded.
MELBOURNE, Florida – The Melbourne Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing endangered adult who left Holmes Regional Medical Center on March 17 around 1:18 a.m.
67-year-old Deborah Kuhman left the hospital but did not make it home. The family believed Deborah might be lost and asked the Melbourne Police Department to help to locate her in the area. Deborah was not located at that time.
Just after 9 a.m. the same day, family members of Deborah contacted the Melbourne Police Department again. They advised that they were concerned for Deborah’s safety due to her not having access to necessary medication.
Det. Frost and Det. Tunink spoke with the family members and determined that a Purple Alert was necessary, and the alert was issued on 3/17/23.
Deborah is a white female, 67 years of age. She is 5’ 2” in height and weighs approximately 120 lbs. She has blond hair and hazel eyes and may be wearing glasses. She was last seen in camouflage pants and an unknown-colored top.
Deborah was last known to be in possession of her 2021 Grey Nissan Rogue. The vehicle has a Florida tag of BBR63. The vehicle has a Cornell University license plate frame. This vehicle may have been in Titusville and/or Indian River County since the first incident was reported.
If you see or have contact with Deborah, please contact your local law enforcement agency to check Deborah’s well-being.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731. You can also remain anonymous and call the Crime line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).