A 76-year-old woman who had been reported as a missing Alzheimer’s patient who walked away from her home on Anaconda Trail in Indian Harbor Wednesday night was found about 3-1/2 hours later near her residence after deputies, first responders and others searched the area for her, according to Sheriff Roger Deeds.
On Thursday morning, Deeds said he learned that the woman actually left the residence after having an argument with her daughter over her medication. He said he spoke to the woman after she returned and she seemed aware of her surroundings. She answered questions without any obvious symptoms of mental impairment, he said.
A scent dog also was in on the hunt, along with volunteer firefighters from Indian Harbor and the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department looking in the Canyon Creek subdivision as well, Deeds said. A DPS helicopter with thermal imaging capability based in Garland was summoned to help with the search, Deeds said, but it was on a flight to Mesquite at the time. Hood County’s request for the helicopter was called off when the woman was located, at 9:55 p.m., safe and sound.
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