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Police: Missing Woman Found Unharmed in Hartford

Laurie Reed, an Ohioan visiting relatives in Darien, suffers dementia and had been missing for about 17 hours.

Update 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22

The 72-year-old woman reported missing Wednesday has been found, Darien police say.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, Connecticut state police found Laurie Reed in her SUV in Hartford on Route 9 near an exit ramp, Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said in a media release.

“Mrs. Reed, who suffers from dementia, was unharmed and will be reunited with her family,” Marron said.

The Ohio resident had been visiting her family when she went missing after dropping off a relative at Darien High School, police have said. She was missing for about 17 hours, Marron said.

Original Story (published 11:45 p.m. Nov. 21)

Darien police say they’re looking for a 72-year-old woman (pictured) who suffers dementia and hasn’t been seen since about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Laurie Reed last was seen driving a blue 2003 Ford Expedition SUV with the license plate ‘HDMVRM,’ according to a press release from Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.

“Reed reportedly used a family vehicle to drop another family member off at Darien High School earlier today,” Marron said. “She does not have a cell phone on her and the vehicle was reportedly low on gas.”

Reed is an Ohio resident who’s visiting relatives in Darien, Marron said. She’s about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, police said.

Anyone who sees Reed or the vehicle should call police at 203-662-5300.

Darien police say they activated a “Silver Alert System” for Reed. The system is designed to find people with cognitive impairments through law enforcement and media.

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