Saturday, May 13, 2017




Elderly Alzheimer’s patient found safe

HIGHLAND FALLS – An 85-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease was reported missing Thursday afternoon and through a joint effort of several area police agencies and residents, she was found safe 8 ½ hours later.

The woman was last seen at 3:30 p.m. on Ondaora Parkway in Highland Falls. Police from Highland Falls, Town of Highland, State Park Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Westchester County K-9 units, State Police Aviation, and the state Missing Persons Clearinghouse searched unsuccessfully for the woman.

Just before midnight, resident John Kresback reported hearing a female vice from next door. Police officers arrived and located the woman in a wooded area between two buildings. She was transported by the Town of Highlands Ambulance Corp to an area hospital for further evaluation.

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