January 21, 2015 - 10:33 AM
RICHMOND, B.C. - Police say a missing elderly woman from Richmond, B.C., has been located alive and well hundreds of kilometres from her home.
RCMP said late Tuesday that 89-year-old Evelyn Logan had turned up in the Kamloops area after mistakenly driving the wrong direction.
Staff Sgt. Don Davidson says the woman suffers from a mild form of dementia and she has accidentally driven long distances in the past.
Kamloops is about 360 kilometres from the city south of Vancouver, which could take more than three-and-a-half hours to drive with no traffic.
Police say the woman left her residence on Tuesday afternoon.
Davidson says the woman's family has headed to Kamloops to reunite.
Credit: YouTube: Richmond Drivers
PART 1: From Vancouver to Hope; a time lapse video to illustrate just how far from home an elderly woman with mild dementia travelled before she was found.
Credit: YouTube: Canadian Entropy
PART 2: From Hope to Kamloops; a time lapse video to illustrate just how far from home an elderly woman with mild dementia travelled before she was found.
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