Sheriff’s Office: Missing seniors found
by TCT Staff
September 12, 2013 12:39 AM | 1630 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — Two missing seniors made it home last weekend after being found by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies.

Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said Monday morning the first elderly person, a 76-year-old woman, was found at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning when deputies noticed her at a gas station on Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.

The deputies stopped and spoke with the woman, who appeared lost and confused, and soon found she was the subject of a Mattie’s Call issued Friday in Roswell. They contacted Roswell Police, and a detective from the department drove to the gas station, Baker said.

“The lady was reunited with her husband,” Baker said.

Then, on Sunday, a Cherokee deputy responded to a suspicious person call on East Cherokee Drive in Woodstock.

“When the deputy arrived on the scene, he immediately recognized the 82-year-old male,” Baker said.

Baker said the elderly man was recognized as a patient of the Project Lifesaver program, in which patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down syndrome or autism register their information with the Sheriff’s Office and are given a small bracelet that transmits a radio signal.

“The elderly man had just wandered away from his home and had not been reported missing,” Baker said. “He was immediately reunited with his family.”

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