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Missing Louisville woman with cognitive impairment found

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Posted at 8:15 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 11:13:47-04

UPDATE | Thursday 9:42 a.m. — Pauline Croog, 73, was found at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday after she went missing on Tuesday evening.

She was located near 44th Avenue and Eldridge Street in Jefferson County. She has been reunited with her family.


LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A 73-year-old woman with a cognitive impairment went missing from the Louisville area on Tuesday evening.

The Louisville Police Department said Pauline Croog was last seen around 8 p.m. on foot along the 1400 block of Truman Court. She was wearing a shirt with purple and black stripes, brown shorts, and a tan baseball cap. She wears glasses.

At the time, she was walking to her daughter's house in north Lafayette, but did not show up, said Jeff Fisher, deputy chief of police at the Louisville Police Department. The daughter and her husband searched for her and contacted police around 11 p.m. when they couldn't find her.

Louisville police update on search for missing 73-year-old woman

It's common for Croog to walk around the neighborhood, but she doesn't go for long walks.

Croog is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes. She is from the United Kingdom and has an accent, Fisher said. She has a cognitive impairment and advancing dementia and may be agitated or confused about where she is, he said.

She does not drive and does not have access to a car, Fisher said. She doesn't have friends or relatives in the area, he said.

He said they are concerned about her walking around in the heat Wednesday.

Anybody who sees her is asked to call 911 or the Louisville Police Department at 303-441-4444.

Authorities are using drones, K9s and bloodhounds to help in the search.

Fisher said the department does not suspect foul play.