Silver Alert Issued for Missing Wrestling Legend Danny Hodge
UPDATE: Danny Hodge has been found safe in Tulsa, OK and has been reunited with his family.
ORIGINAL POST: Oklahoma wrestling legend Danny Hodge has been reported missing by Noble County Emergency Management, in Perry, Oklahoma. Hodge, age 86, suffers from dementia and is “in imminent danger of seriously bodily injury or death.”
KOKH-TV is reporting that Hodge left his Perry, OK home at about 5:20pm on Saturday July 7th. Hodge was driving a silver Toyota Camry with license plate number GLV 226.
The legendary Danny Hodge is missing and needs our help… Does not know his way back home request from Perry PD for community to come out and look and if you see him contact https://t.co/eOBhDFco4c Toyota Camary GLV 226…suffers from dementia. @Fgbrisco
— Aaron SWAYZ Sweazy (@SwayzHappens) July 8, 2018
Silver Alert issued for wrestling legend Danny Hodge in Perry, Okla.
From the story: "Authorities say Hodge is 'in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.'" https://t.co/lJ3CeLwRuI
— Denny Burkholder (@DennyBurkholder) July 8, 2018
In his pro wrestling career, Danny Hodge was a 7-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion and a 5-time NWA (Tri-State) United States Tag Team Champion. He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007.
In his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma, Hodge went 46-0 and was a three-time Big Seven Conference Champion and three-time NCAA Champion. The Dan Hodge Trophy, the amateur wrestling equivalent of college football’s Heisman Trophy, is named in his honor. Hodge is also well known for having the ability to crush apples with one hand.