82-year-old ‘high-risk’ missing woman found safe: VicPD

82-year-old 'high-risk' missing woman found safe: VicPD
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Victoria Police say a missing senior, whose case was considered high-risk, has been found safe.

The woman, 82, was reported missing Saturday and in a statement later that night, police said she was located.

“Thank you to the member of the public who spotted Penelope, called 911 and stayed with her until officers arrived, as well as to everyone who shared her information,” VicPD said around 11:50 p.m.

“You helped bring this file to a safe conclusion.”

Under B.C. policing standards, a missing person is “high-risk” if their health or well-being may be in danger due to physical or mental illness, addictions, disability or age.

This story has been updated to reflect the man has been found safe. The original story below has been updated with identifying details removed.

Victoria Police say an 82-year-old woman is missing and are pleading with the public to keep an eye out.

She was last seen in James Bay Saturday at approximately 11 a.m.

She’s described as a Caucasian woman who stands at 5’5″ and has a medium build and wavy chin-length white hair. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a purple sweater, a red cross-body purse and may have on a black jacket.

The case is considered high-risk.

Police are warning she has a medical condition which may cause her to become confused and unaware of her surroundings.

If you see her, police ask that you stay with her and call 911. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.


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