Missing Woman Who Suffered from Alzheimer's

January 29, 1999
Valle Vista

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By Glenn Henderson

We received an early morning call to help search for a woman who suffered from Alzheimer’s that had been missing all night. We met at the CDF substation in Valle Vista to start our search. A team was deployed to search the river bottom to cut for tracks and another team to search a large field of weeds in case she had fallen down. While the two teams were starting their assignments a deputy noticed that an empty house had a broken window. Upon investigation, he discovered the subject asleep inside. She was a little hypothermic but otherwise okay. Another breakfast at Hamby's and off to work we went.