Missing East Ridge Woman With Dementia Is Located; Had Fallen At Former Residence On State Line Road

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A woman with dementia who was reported missing in East Ridge on Labor Day was later located.

East Ridge Police officers were approached by a complainant advising that her 63-year-old mother had walked off from her residence on Village Lake Circle and had not returned. The complainant also advised that her mother suffers from dementia.

ERPD began a search of the area around Camp Jordan for the missing person. Chattanooga Police, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, East Ridge Fire Rescue, and Hamilton County S.T.A.R.S. were mobilized to assist in the search.

Shortly after a command post was established at the Camp Jordan Arena, first responders received a call that an elderly and disoriented female had received minor injuries from a fall at an address on State Line Road. East Ridge Fire Rescue arrived to treat the injuries and identified the fall victim as the missing person.

Police later determined that two citizens had observed the woman in the area of Ringgold Road and McBrien Road and had noticed that she seemed confused and distressed. They checked on her and offered her a ride. She gave them directions to a house on State Line Road that was a former residence of hers. After arriving at this location, the victim slipped and fell.

She was transported to Parkridge East Medical Center by EMS for non-life threatening injuries.


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