Monday, July 4, 2016

Elderly Woman Missing From West Lawn is Found Safe

Update from the Cook County Sheriff's Office:

Maria Nieves has been found and returned home safely.

The CCSO press release:

An 80-year-old woman with dementia missing since June 28 has been reunited with her caregiver, thanks to the work of two Cook County Sheriff Correctional officers.

On routine bike patrol around the Cook County Jail this week, Officers Edmundo Sanchez and Robert Kronon spotted the woman sitting on the steps of a Sheriff’s Office administrative building on the 3000 block of South California.

The officers worked with Chicago Police, who were able to figure out that a missing persons report had been filed about the woman on Tuesday.

The woman was unaware how she had gotten from her home
in the West Lawn neighborhood six miles away or what had transpired in the time she was missing. She was reunited with her caregiver, a friend she grew up with in Puerto Rico, where most of her family still lives.

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Orginal story from June 29:

At 9:29 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, CPD issued a "missing
Photo supplied by CPD
person" alert, asking people to be on the lookout for Maria Nieves, 80, missing from 69th and Hamlin since about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28.

Police said she is a Hispanic woman who stands 5-foot-5 and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes, gray hair and a light complexion.

When last seen, she was wearing a white blouse, blue jeans and black shoes.

Those who see her should call 911 immediately. Those with other useful information to share should call CPD Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to case number HZ 327784.

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