Update: Elderly Woman Found Who Went Missing In Darien

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Laurie Reed was last seen at about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Darien High School.
Laurie Reed was last seen at about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Darien High School. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Darien Police Department

Update at noon Thursday: DARIEN, Conn. — The missing 72-year-old woman was found safe in Hartford, Darien police reported Thursday.  

Original story: DARIEN, Conn. — A 72-year-old woman with dementia has been reported missing in Darien, police said. Laurie S. Reed was last seen at about 2 p.m. Wednesday near Darien High School.

Reed is a white woman, about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 150 pounds and has gray hair. She lives in Ohio and is in Darien to visit family. She was driving a blue 2003 Ford Expedition with Connecticut license plate number HDMVRM. She drove the car to drop off a family member at the high school Wednesday.

Reed does not have a cellphone and her car is low on gas, police said. Police have activated the Silver Alert System, a program that attempts to speed the process of finding missing people with cognitive impairments.

Anyone who comes into contact with Reed or the vehicle should call the Darien Police Department at 203-662-5300.

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News, should include a few more details, especially after the alarming initial report.

As the daughter of a parent with dementia, I would be very interested in learning how the family in this story eventually found their mother. And how much time passed between the determination that she was missing and the time she was found.

My thoughts exactly!
This article reports that the woman has dementia, lives in Ohio and was traveling to Darien to visit family. WHY WAS SHE DRIVING IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Thank you, God, for her safe return.

Why is she driving?

Cant be any worse than half the people on the road today. Im just glad she's safe and sound.

Prayers go out for a safe return!