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Woman with Alzheimer's missing since May 25, located in Edgewater

Her husband said he dropped her off at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge on May 25. She was found June 2 in Edgewater.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was missing for more than a week was located Thursday morning in Edgewater in the area of West 20th Avenue and Marshall Street, the Edgewater Police Department (EPD) said in a tweet.

Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD) picked her up and said she was being taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

The news comes shortly after WRPD said the missing woman was possibly spotted Wednesday night in Edgewater at West 18th Avenue and North Harlan Street.

Prior to that, she was last seen on Wednesday, May 25 at Anderson Park located at West 44th Avenue and Field Street.

The woman suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, WRPD said. While she does have those ailments, she lives nearby and likes to walk from the park to her home, police said.

Her husband told police he dropped off his wife at Anderson Park on May 25. He said he started getting worried after she hadn't returned home by 1 p.m. that day and reported her missing two days later on Friday May 27, police said.

WRPD said since receiving that report, they have conducted a thorough search and investigation into her whereabouts. A bloodhound was used over the weekend and again Tuesday, according to police, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert, officers searched the area on foot and ATV, and detectives and officers canvassed surrounding neighborhoods for useful surveillance footage and have followed up on all of the leads they've received.

In a tweet Thursday morning, WRPD said shared a photo of woman believed to be her and said the woman was last seen leaving northbound on Harlan Street. The woman in the photo was wearing an orange shirt, dark zip-up hoodie and a purple or blue beanie hat with her hair tucked under it.

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