Cocoa Police Officers Find Missing 67-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer’s on Townsend Road
By Space Coast Daily // March 26, 2022
woman found walking north on Townsend Road, was safely returned to her family
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Community Engagement Officer Eric Cronin and Delta Squad Officers helped find a 67-year-old woman who was reported missing from Sam’s Club in Cocoa on Thursday.
According to Cocoa police officials, Delta Squad officers responded to Sam’s Club to a report of a missing 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s who wandered away from the store and had not been seen for approximately 30 minutes.
“Delta Squad officers, with assistance from Community Engagement Unit officers, immediately began canvassing the area,” said Cocoa police officials.
“Officer Amanda Torello provided constant communication and a description of the missing woman along with a photograph to all responding officers.”
Officer Cronin then found the missing woman walking north on Townsend Road, and she was safely returned to her family.
The officers provided the family of the missing woman with information about Project Lifesaver, a program designed to assist in the tracking and locating of persons with Alzheimer’s and related disorders such as Down’s Syndrome or Autism.
A personalized radio transmitter bracelet is worn by participants of this program, and with the use of the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and patrol officers, participants are quickly located if they should become missing.
To learn more call 2-1-1 or visit the website HERE.