Summerville PD locates missing elderly woman with dementia

Dorchester County News

UPDATE: Officials with the Summerville Police Department say they have located a missing elderly woman.

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Summerville Police Department (SPD) is searching for a missing elderly woman with dementia.

According to officials with the department, Ruth Maddux Bohrn, 82, was last seen on Central Avenue in Summerville.

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Police say that she may be wearing a tan and white turtleneck sweater.

A helicopter was being used to assist in the search effort Thursday evening, and a heavy police presence was reported in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Summerville Dispatch at (843) 857-1650.

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