Updated at 10:45 p.m. March 26.
An elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe Monday night after having been briefly missing, authorities said.
Verna Moran, 72, of Spring Valley, was reported missing by her son about 7 p.m. after not returning home from an afternoon walk near the Mt. Helix Cross. The son reported Moran was taking a walk about 4:30 p.m. and had not come back, said sheriff's Lt. J.T. Faulkner.
Authorities say Moran was found safe this evening in the 4800 block of Mt. Helix Drive, and reunited with her son.
An initial report of Moran being missing in Lemon Grove was incorrect.
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A woman with Alzheimer's disease went missing Monday on a walk in Lemon Grove.
The woman left for a walk about 4 p.m. but her disappearance wasn't reported to the sheriff's department until 7 p.m., said sheriff's Lt. J.T. Faulkner.
More details and photos of the missing woman should be available soon, Faulkner said.
—City News Service