Norcross police have located Carmela Bravo Cutler safe at a nearby hotel.
“She did not appear lost or confused,” Norcross police Sergeant Eric Butynski told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Cutler didn’t like the facility and decided to leave, according to police. Sergeant Butynski said she was taken back to the facility but is allowed to return to the hotel if she chooses to.
Georgia police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Gwinett County woman who has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and requires medication.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Carmela Bravo Cutler, 81, was last seen around 8 p.m. Monday walking away from the Shekinah Home in Norcross.
Police who spoke with WSB-TV said they are unsure as to how she left the secure facility. However, her family reportedly told officers that this isn’t her first time doing this.
UPDATE: Photo of missing 81-year-old female Carmela Bravo Cutler (Alzheimer's) can be found in Nixle email. https://t.co/BnFiCK8bPg
— Norcross Police (@NorcrossPD) September 19, 2017
Detectives told the local station that they used drones to try and locate Cutler with no success. They noted that she was seen on surveillance cameras approximately an hour after her disappearance.
Authorities have become increasingly concerned about the octogenarian’s safety the longer she is unaccounted for.
Police described Cutler as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 130 pounds, and having brown eyes and short black hair. She was last seen wearing a blue and green floral shirt with black pants and carrying a pink and white tote bag.
Anyone with information about Carmela Bravo Cutler’s whereabouts is urged to call the Norcross Police Department at 770-639-0704.
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