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Police Seek Public's Help In Finding Missing Woman

The 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient has been missing since Saturday.

The public was asked today to be on the lookout for a 78-year-old Riverside woman with Alzheimer's disease.

Ella Elizabeth Anderson, who requires daily medication and special care, left her family's residence in the 2400 block of Carlton Place around 2 p.m. Saturday and hasn't been seen since, according to investigators.

On previous occasions, neighbors found Anderson disoriented and not far from home, but not this time, said Riverside police Sgt. David Amador.

"She did not take any of her medications with her and may be in need of medical attention," he said.

Anderson is black, about 5-foot-4 and 165 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

She wears prescription eye glasses, but it's unknown whether she was wearing them when she left her home. Investigators also weren't certain of what she might have been wearing on Saturday.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Riverside police Missing Persons Unit at (951) 353-7127, or (951) 353-7100.

Brenda July 30, 2012 at 09:39 PM
How could no one not know if she had her glasses on or what she was wearing? Alzheimers patients have someone with them always. Or families try to do that, and facilities must do that. Just wondering, and also why wasnt it reported on Saturday, did they leave her alone for a period of time and she left? Just wondering as it would have been so much easier to find her more quickly :/ I pray she is ok somewhere and now that it is in the Patch Cities, someone will have her somewhere safe. I know her family must be looking frantically, and good luck for finding her soon.
Sandi July 31, 2012 at 05:10 AM
I agree with Brenda.
Brenda July 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Thanks Sandi and this one continues to bother me through the night for some reason. I guess cause it just should not have happened at all as family, friends, or a facility would know she could not be left alone :( My parents are in their 70s and might be cooky, LOL, but not with Alzheimers, and with this story I was thinking of them and what I would put into place to make sure they were not alone for something like this to happen. Wherever she is she must be dreadfully scared, and I just cant imagine. :/ Please Lord have someone find her and fast.
linda July 31, 2012 at 08:14 PM
What part of Riverside?? Riverside is huge....why was she allowed to be alone and why did it take so long to get help? Brenda is toy right. Foul play????
Brenda July 31, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Foul play, could be I guess :/ Could be alot of reasons to let her loose and put in danger of being injured or killed. All not good and nothing people do anymore surprise me. Family members killing family members fills up the newspapers across the USA daily now, which should be unheard of.

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