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Concern for Missing 68-year-old Woman with Dementia

For Immediate Release: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Update: October 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. - Harriett Bell has been located safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Silver Spring woman with dementia.

Harriett Bell, age 68, was last seen by staff personnel on Saturday, October 8, at approximately 6:00 p.m., when she left the cafeteria in her Springvale Road residence.  Bell is described as an African-American female, 5’1” tall, and weighing approximately 175 pounds.  She has white hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a gray jacket.  Ms. Bell uses a cane to assist with her mobility, however, she does not have the cane with her.  Bell does not have access to a vehicle, however, she is familiar with public transportation.

Bell suffers from dementia and does not have her medication with her.  Police and family are concerned for her physical welfare.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Harriett Bell is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


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Release ID: 16-272
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: missing-person