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Police Dog Finds Resident Who Went Missing From Chicago Nursing Home

An 88-year-old woman was safely found by a Cook County Sheriff’s police dog after she went missing from the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center.  Administrators at the Chicago-land nursing home call the Hoffman Estates police shortly after they realized the woman was missing from the facility.  According to the facility, the resident suffered from Dementia.

Police Dog Finds Nursing Home Resident“There was a concern that she could be outside the facility,” said Steve Patterson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Officer Jim Pacetti and his bloodhound Melanie, tracked the woman’s scent from clothes in her room to find her asleep in an unoccupied room in the nursing home.

“Many times these stories don’t have the happy ending that this one did,” noted Patterson. “We were glad that she was found unharmed.”

Perhaps the staff at Brighton Gardens was quick to notify authorities of the missing resident following the recent death of Sarah Wentworth, another Chicago nursing home resident, who died due to exposure to the cold?  Read more about this missing Chicago nursing home resident here.

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