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GRPD looking for missing 82-year-old woman with dementia-like symptoms

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 10, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police are asking the public for help finding a missing 82-year-old woman that they say has dementia-like symptoms, including memory loss and confusion.

Marcella Palmer hasn’t been seen or heard from since about 1 p.m. Tuesday, when she was dropped off at her home at 2049 Rowland Ave. SE, Apt. 1, on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.

Her family went to pick her up at her house at 5 p.m. Wednesday so she could be driven to a family event, but she wasn’t there and her vehicle was gone.

Along with her dementia-like symptoms, Palmer also has diabetes and had a heart attack in 2005, though she hasn’t had any heart-related issues since then.

She is prescribed several medications that she does not currently have with her.

Palmer’s vehicle is a silver 2018 Chevy Cruze four-door.

Her family says that based on past instances where she has gone missing, Palmer will likely be found in a grocery store parking lot, likely Meijer, or a gas station parking lot.

If Palmer is found, GRPD asks that you email ksnyder@grcity.us.

UPDATE: Palmer has been found safe, according to Sgt. John Wittkowski.