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Middletown woman, 84, found after overnight search

December 16, 2009

MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- An 84-year-old Middletown woman suffering from dementia who was reported missing from her home Tuesday night was found Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Florence Lorraine Leatherman, of 8408 Myersville Road, was found at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Leatherman had been reported missing by her son at 10:46 p.m., Maryland State Police said in a news release. It was not known when she left the residence, police said.

Friends and family members searched the nearby area before contacting police, the release said.

A state police K-9 unit and helicopter joined in the search.

A broader search was initiated after the initial searches did not find Leatherman.

Members of Mid-Atlantic Search Dogs, a Natural Resources Police officer, deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and officers from Frederick City Police asssisted in the search efforts, police said.

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