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Missing elderly woman found

Kingston Police have confirmed that missing 71 Heather Journey has been found. She was located on January 20th shortly after 10 p.m. by staff of Rideaucrest Home in the independent living portion of the property.

On Thursday at around 8 p.m., Kingston Police were notified by Rideaucrest Home staff that one of their residents had gone missing from their premises at 175 Rideau St.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old Heather Journey.

According to police, earlier in the evening Journey had stepped outside for a cigarette and did not return.

She was dressed lightly for the weather, her clothing is described as a white winter jacket over a nightgown, white hat, white wool socks and slippers.

She uses a burgundy walker for assistance.

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She is five-feet-nine-inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds, has white hair and wears prescription glasses.

Police say that an initial search conducted by staff around the building and property did not locate Journey.

Due to the extreme cold warning, Journey’s age, her inadequate clothing for the weather, the time she has been gone and her cognitive function, Kingston Police and others involved are highly concerned for her well-being.

A search coordinator, Canine Unit, infrared-equipped drones and more have been initiated by Kingston Police incident command.

Uniform patrol officers and detectives are continuing to look into any other investigative avenues.

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Nearby residents are asked to be aware there may be a marked scene or search area, and to please ensure not to contaminate it even with the best of intentions.

Police are asking anyone living on Rideau Street and other nearby streets to check their rear yards, garages and other potential spots, to ensure Journey has not sought shelter on their property.

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