UPDATE: Missing Woman Shows Up at Menlo Park Police Dept.

The Sheriff's Office sent out a missing persons alert Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED WED. FEB. 13, 11:15 A.M.:

Margaret Woodman, 67, of unincorporated Redwood City, was located after going missing for approximately nine hours on Tuesday, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported.

Woodman, who suffers from Alzheimer's, was last seen walking away from her doctor's office in the 100 block of Arch Street near Hopkins Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday. She was reported missing shortly after.

Woodman was located when she walked into the Menlo Park Police Department around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Detective Rebecca Rosenblatt of the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

This is the third time in three weeks Woodman has gone missing.

- Bay City News Service contributed to this report


The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office sent out a missing persons alert Tuesday afternoon for an at-risk woman out of Redwood City.

Margaret Woodman, 67, did not return from a walk around 1 p.m. She was last seen in the 100 block of Arch Street near Hopkins in Redwood City.

This is the third time in roughly three weeks that Woodman has gone missing. Her husband said she suffers from Alzheimer's and likes to go on walks, especially around Courthouse Square downtown.

The first time Woodman went missing, last month, she was found all the way over near Stanford University.

If you see Margaret or know her where-abouts, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Jennifer van der Kleut February 14, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Very good idea Lisa, thanks for the idea and feedback.
kelly futerer February 14, 2013 at 07:09 PM
I am one of the very concerned for this woman, since we were only given almost a weekly call for action of finding her of course at this point we are all concerned!! This is a city with cars, buses and all kinds of things going on. My father has full blown Alzheimers and goes on walks all the time but my parents live outside of a city with very little going on. My mother has her hands full, he acts like a five year old, even tantrums, he is to the point where she does not know what to do or how to take care of him any more, she is also scared every time he goes on a walk now :( My heart goes out to the family of this woman and I hope that they can get the help they need, it would be great to have both sides of the story, yes, but the obvious thing is something has to be done differently to be able to keep her safe. An other reason for concerned is the fact that most people with Alzheimers gets disoriented, lost and scared very easily. This is a very serious situation, a very difficult for all parties involved. It is not fare for her to walk around alone to the point of getting lost. Good point Lucia, what do people do if they can't take care of an older sick person and can't afford the proper treatment or facility???? My Mom and I would like to know also.
kelly futerer February 14, 2013 at 07:57 PM
I just talked to my Mom after I wrote this and what the Police where she lives suggested they get so my father does not get lost is a GPS tracking braclet, this way the person with Alzheimers can be found. My Mom is looking into getting one for my father now also. I have a call into the RWC Police Dept to see if they have any suggestions or maybe we can pool a fund to get this woman one??
KMS February 18, 2013 at 06:47 AM
This is very sad and very alarming. My mother in law has Alzheimers and she liked to go for walks unexpectedly. My father in law put child-proof lock on the doors and had success with her not getting out un-noticed.
Andrea Nordemann February 19, 2013 at 01:37 AM
The family could contact "A Place for Mom" - aplaceformom.com. They are most informed about all sorts of care, at home, outside of the home, costs, etc. Alzheimer's and dementia is a cruel and unforgiving condition.


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