KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A KCK woman who disappeared Tuesday after an afternoon walk was found early Wednesday, police said.
Ruby Sweet, 72, disappeared near her home in the 8000 block of Elizabeth Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Family members tell 41 Action News Sweet was found in the area of 86th and Osage, a little less than three miles northeast of her home.
Roger Sweet, Ruby’s grandson, told 41 Action News somebody called the TIPS Hotline Tuesday night saying they may have seen her in the area. Police and family searched there Tuesday night, but could not find her.
A renewed search Wednesday morning ended when they found her, Roger Sweet said.
Her family says she was transported to an area hospital and is staying overnight for observation, but police said she appeared in good condition when they found her.
It was a long night of searching for Sweet’s family, who was worried because of the excessive heat and the fact she did not have her medication with her.
“We’re scared. We don’t know where she’s at,” Roger Sweet said Wednesday morning before she was found. “It was hot when she left and with the heat and everything you hear on the news, it just makes us more scared.”
Roger Sweet says his grandmother, who has dementia, can get confused about the weather.
“She sometimes doesn’t realize how hot it is and she’ll put on a coat,” he told 41 Action News Reporter Jenna Hanchard during a live interview.
Roger Sweet says he and his family were up all night looking for his grandmother.
“We’re getting tired,” he said, “but that ain’t gonna stop us. We’re gonna keep looking.”
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