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FOUND: CBI issues senior alert for woman, 72, missing since Saturday in Wheat Ridge

Woman's vehicle and dog found at Panorama Park Monday afternoon
Posted at 6:10 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 21:54:38-04

UPDATE | Oct. 4, 7:52 p.m — Gloria Gonzales has been found and is safe, according to the Wheat Ridge Police Department.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A 72-year-old woman with Alzheimer's has been missing since Saturday night, according to the Wheat Ridge Police Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Gloria Gonzales was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Saturday near the 4600 block of Otis Street in Wheat Ridge, according to the CBI. She took her husband's phone with her, as well as a brindle-colored pitbull.

She may be driving a green 1994 Subaru station wagon with Colorado license plate number PEO-183, police said.

Gonzales has Alzheimer’s, police said.

She is described as a Hispanic woman standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. She has black and gray hair. At the time, she was wearing a white T-shirt and dark blue or green pants.

By 1 p.m. Monday, Wheat Ridge police had found Gonzales’s car and dog in Panorama Park, police department spokesperson Sara Spaulding said. Officers were canvassing the nearby neighborhood to try to find her.

The police department issued a Code Red alert for people nearby Panorama Park to look out for Gonzales and to check their backyards for her. Spaulding said Gonzales is a nature lover who might be in someone’s yard looking at flowers or birds.

Anybody who sees Gonzales is asked to call 911 or the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-237-2220.