Archive for Sunday, July 17, 2011

Woman found after police issue ‘Silver Alert’

July 17, 2011, 3:44 p.m. Updated July 17, 2011, 5:31 p.m.


Lawrence Police have located a 61-year-old Lawrence woman who had been missing since early Sunday morning.

Police on Sunday afternoon issued a "Silver Alert" for Doris "Helga" Wycoff — who has dementia and Alzheimer's — after she went missing from her son's home.

A Lawrence Police spokesman said the woman was found safe in west Lawrence.

Silver Alerts are issued when an at-risk adult is reported missing.

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chootspa 6 years, 4 months ago

I hope they give you one, because that would really help.

kernal 6 years, 4 months ago

Having had relatives with alzheimers, I think she didn't remember where she was, got scared and tried to get back to the familiar surroundings she remembered, such as her last home or an even older home. I hope they find her soon.

LA_Ex 6 years, 4 months ago

I saw about 25 people matching that description on Mass today.

riverdrifter 6 years, 4 months ago

I was more worried about this person being a block away than those kids who were out on the river.

jj14 6 years, 4 months ago

How could the police think issuing a silver alert would help withOUT a picture???? Still can't believe a picture was never posted.

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