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Elderly woman missing from Mt. Clemens found in Detroit

Posted at 9:44 AM, May 03, 2017

MT. CLEMENS, Mich. – The Macomb County Sheriff a missing elderly woman with dementia was found Wednesday afternoon in Detroit.

Surveillance photo of Gail West

Gail West, 70, was last seen leaving a grocery store about 2:00pm Tuesday. She is described as being black, about 5’3″ tall, weighing about 175 lbs. She does not have a cell phone and does not drive.

Investigators say that about 12:30pm Wednesday, a citizen called dispatch and said she was with Gail West in the area of Clark Avenue and I-75 in southwest Detroit. The citizen said she said West walking in the road and helped her get off the road to a safe area.  She said she had recognized West from media coverage.

West is described as being in good condition, but was suffering from exhaustion.