PSLPD: Missing woman with Alzheimer’s disease found deceased in car
Port St.Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)-The Port St.Lucie Police have reported that Ana Delacruz, the 93-year-old woman with late-stage Alzheimer’s from Port St. Lucie, has been found dead.
She was missing for a day and a half and her body was found in a car less than a mile from her home.
Here are the details:
Update at 10:30pm on May 20th – It is with great sadness that we report at 8:40pm tonight, Ms. Ana Delacruz was found deceased in the backseat of an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the 1900-Blk of SE Bowie St. An occupant of the home immediately called 911 after finding Ms. Delacruz. At this time no foul play is suspected. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this extremely sad and difficult time.
The Port St.Lucie Police went all out in the search for Ana. The community helped as well.
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The Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Association of the Treasure Coast, encompassing Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which promotes the highest quality of life for caregivers, families, and patients affected by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and related neuro-generative diseases.
Council on Aging of St. Lucie – Non-Profit Agency
Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc. (COASL) was founded in 1973 by 25 volunteers dedicated to providing a daily hot meal to seniors; the predecessor to the Meals on Wheels Program. Over the years, COASL has grown in scope and size to now provide a number of services including homemaking, respite care, adult day care, social senior services and other programs to reflect the agency’s mission of providing assistance in delaying premature placement of seniors into long term care facilities.
Today, COASL provides services to more than 25,000 seniors annually. The agency employs over 100 full and part-time employees and utilizes the services of over 200 volunteers to successfully administer its programs.
Please if you have a loved one with dementia it is imperative that you understand the safety risks and where to get help.
Here is the original story with the updates from the Port St Lucie Police:
Update at 7:45pm – Ana is still missing at this time. Officers and Detectives conducted an extensive search of the area today with the assistance of drones, ATV, the MCSO and SLCSO Helicopter and the MCSO Bloodhound. Officers will continue searching for Ana throughout the night. We thank our residents for their assistance throughout the day and urge the community to remain observant and to please call 911 with any information about Ana’s whereabouts.
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