Missing woman suffering from Alzheimer's found safe

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By Beth Potter

An Evergreen woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who was missing overnight was found safe Thursday morning at the Bradley station at Meadow Drive and Highway 74.

A neighbor driving to work spotted the missing woman and called authorities. She was “a little chilly” but unharmed after going missing at 7 p.m. Wednesday from her home on Troutdale Village Drive, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

The neighbor who spotted her had been made aware of a missing person through the Code Red phone notification system. She was standing outside the Bradley station when the neighbor spotted her.

“We’re always grateful to our citizens who are paying close attention to the situations we’re warning them about to locate missing children and Alzheimer’s patients,” Kelley said. “There’s always so much success when we partner with our community.”

Sheriff’s deputies are not sure where the woman spent the night, but she appeared to be in good shape, Kelley said. Deputies started their search around Evergreen Lake because the woman lives nearby and routinely walks there.

She appeared not to have a clear understanding of the situation when she was found, including the search for her, Kelley said.

Deputies with the Jeffco sheriff’s canine unit and volunteers from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and Alpine Rescue participated in the search.

The woman lives alone, Kelley said. She was reunited with some family members early Thursday in the parking lot of the Lake House.