Update: Missing Palo Alto woman found safe


UPDATE at 10 p.m. Feb. 23:

The Palo Alto woman reported missing earlier today has been found safe at N. California Avenue and Greer Road, police are reporting.


Palo Alto police are seeking the public's help in locating a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease missing since this afternoon.

Joanne Scott, who is in her 60s, was last seen walking from her family's home in the 800 block of Guinda Street around 2:30 p.m., police said.

Scott is described as a woman in her 60s, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, according to police.

She was last seen wearing a blue-green knit hat, brown jacket and dark blue sweatpants with stripes on the side, police said.

Anyone with information on Scott's whereabouts is asked to call Palo Alto police at 650-329-2413.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:21 am

So pleased she's been found safe. She looked like a sweet and well-loved woman.

So much in the world is worthy of forgetting these days.

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Posted by Joanne's Old Buddy
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

So glad that Joanne was found safe. I hope that she gets a bracelet with a tracking device or something of that nature if she can access the streets alone. My Mother-in-law had Alzheimer's and her husband was in denial. He never got a device for her even though she cluelessly roamed the streets at times. I hope that someone is looking in on Joanne. I remember that she had a fleet of vintage Volkswagen Variants (?) in her yard at one time.

Lovely woman and so glad she is safe!

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

Hmm, I think I saw her, based on the description. But, of course I had no way to know she was missing. Glad she's home. I travel north on Louis from PA to EPA on by bike at exactly that time.

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Thank goodness she's safe. She looks like a lovely person, and will be in my thoughts.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Our elderly neighbors, a husband and wife, he was not able to walk far but his wife with early dementia loved to walk. The husband paid a couple of dollars to my kids to follow her when she went walking to make sure she came back home. She was unaware of the kids and the husband had peace of mind.

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