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Missing Elderly Woman Mistakenly Drives From Richmond To Kamloops

01/21/2015 10:42 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT
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RICHMOND, B.C. - Police say a missing elderly woman from Richmond, B.C., has been located alive and well hundreds of kilometres from her home.

RCMP said late Tuesday that 89-year-old Evelyn Logan had turned up in the Kamloops, B.C., area after mistakenly driving the wrong direction.

Staff Sgt. Don Davidson says the woman suffers from a mild form of dementia and she has accidentally driven long distances in the past.

Kamloops is about 360 kilometres northeast of the Vancouver suburb, which could take more than three-and-a-half hours to drive with no traffic.

Police say the woman left her residence on Tuesday afternoon.

Davidson says the woman's family has headed to Kamloops to reunite.

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