Missing U.S. senior separated from family on B.C. highway located safely

Police say Pamela Weise has is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's and has difficulty with short-term memory. RCMP

British Columbia RCMP say a missing 71-year-old U.S. woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s who was separated from her party as they drove through southern B.C. has been located safely.

The group was travelling from Sumas towards Cache Creek en route to Alaska, according to RCMP.

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Pamela Weise of Sumas, Wash., was travelling in tandem with family members who were in another vehicle on Friday, when she missed an exit on Highway 1 at Hope.

Police say she was re-routed, and planned to meet her party in Hope, but failed to arrive.

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Upper Fraser Valley RCMP conducted a search of the highways around Hope, but failed to locate Weise. They’re now working with neighbouring detachments and appealing for tips from the public.

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Police say Weise has difficulty with short-term memory.


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