With help from driver, missing Dunedin woman with Alzheimer's is found

SEMINOLE — An elderly woman who went missing Thursday morning was located after a driver spotted her Acura in Clearwater and called authorities.

Marce Irene Fox, 86, of Dunedin, was stopped by Clearwater Police at S.R. 590 and McMullen Booth Road late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Fox, who told deputies she was out Christmas shopping, was not harmed.

Fox was considered endangered because she was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and early stages of dementia, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

She was last seen about 8:30 a.m. as she drove away from the Bay Area Heart Center at 5395 Park Street N, where she had accompanied her ex-husband for a medical procedure, deputies said. Her ex-husband reported Fox missing.

According to deputies, the driver, Sheridon Barham, 43, recognized Fox and her four-door, silver 2001 Acura TL near Hercules and Sunset Point roads. Barham had seen Fox's photo and personal description on Bay News 9, deputies said.

With help from driver, missing Dunedin woman with Alzheimer's is found 12/09/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 9, 2010 7:14pm]

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