By Ed Fischer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say an elderly couple that had been missing since Wednesday afternoon have been found safe and sound in another state.

Philadelphia police say 78-year-old Veronica Rigler and her 81-year-old husband William were last seen at their home on Hermitage Street around 1pm Wednesday and were reported missing on Thursday (see previous story).

It was not immediately disclosed how or why the couple ended up in Fort Royal, Virginia.  They had left together in their 2000 model Mazda MPV.

About 11:30am today, the Philadelphia Police Department sent out a message saying the Riglers had been reunited with family members and thanking the public for helping to locate them.

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