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Clearwater police seek help finding missing 81-year-old woman

9:23 p.m. UPDATE: Police say they have found Catherine Ferguson and she is safe.

CLEARWATER — Clearwater police are asking the public's help in locating an 81-year-old woman with dementia who went missing Tuesday afternoon.

Catherine Ferguson, was last seen near the exit of Emeritus of Clearwater, an assisted living facility at 2750 Drew St. where she lives, police said.

Police said Ferguson is not familiar with the area and moved to Clearwater from Pasco County a few days ago.

Volunteers and a police canine unit from Hillsborough county are assisting police in finding her. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clearwater police at (727)562-4200.

Clearwater police seek help finding missing 81-year-old woman 03/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:24pm]
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