LOUISVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) — A missing 73-year-old woman with a cognitive impairment was found safe — more than 24 hours later and over 15 miles away.
Pauline Croog was last seen walking in the 1400 block of Truman Court in Louisville at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.READ MORE: William Massey Arrested, Found With Long Gun After Reports Of Shots Fired Outside Apartment Complex
On Wednesday night, a concerned citizen found Croog in the area of 44th Ave. and Eldridge, near Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, in Jefferson County.
It’s not clear how Croog traveled the distance — or where she spent the night.READ MORE: Colorado Weather Experts Urge Drivers To 'Look Before You Lock'
As a precaution, Croog was evaluated by medical personnel and she is now safely reunited with family, police said.
The Louisville Police Department thanked everyone who assisted in the search.MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: First Triple Digits This Year As Record Heat Continues For Several More Days
“We are grateful for the care of the community in this situation,” officials stated. “Mrs. Croog’s safe return to her family is due to the diligence and collaboration of many volunteers, citizens, first responders, and media outlets.”