Missing woman, 72, with dementia found before storm hits

Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 17:05:48-04

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A 72-year-old woman with dementia missing from Brooklyn has been found safely, hours after city officials asked for the public’s help to find her before a massive snow storm hits the area.

Mercedes Lopez disappeared from Schaefer Street and Wilson Avenue in Brooklyn, according  to the city’s Office of Emergency Management.

Monday evening, police said Lopez has been found “in good condition” and returned home.

OEM issued a Silver Alert for the 72-year-old several hours before a storm is forecast to hit the region, dumping 12 to 20 inches on the five boroughs and Long Island as powerful wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to the National Weather Service.