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Missing Peabody woman found safe in Salem

Posted by Ryan Mooney  September 21, 2012 12:06 PM

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Violet Newey was reported missing this morning but later found safe in Salem.

An elderly Peabody woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease has been found safe in Salem after wandering away from her home on Davis Terrace.

Lieutenant William Cook with the Peabody police said that 90-year-old Violet Newey was located near 190 Bridge Street in Salem - near the commuter rail station - at around 1:30 this afternoon. She had last been seen Thursday at about 10:30 p.m., but it is unclear if she left her residence sometime overnight or this morning.

Cook said Newey has been taken to the hospital as a precaution. It is unclear at this point exactly how she was found.

"I don't know if Salem [police] ended up locating her, but Salem was assisting us finding her," Cook said. "We had sent out a [bulletin] to Salem and Danvers, and Salem was assisting us, so I assume Salem received information that she was there."

Newey was the second person with Alzheimer's in the area to be reported missing today, after an 88-year-old resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody wandered off from Trader Joe's on Route 114 this morning. He was located up the road at Kane's Flowers a short time later.

"We had two Alzheimer's missing people today. I don't know what was going on, it wasn't good," Coook said. "It wasn't a good situation."

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