Titusville Police Safely Locate Missing Woman With Dementia

Missing woman had tracking device/bracelet funded by BCSO Project Life Saver program

A missing Titusville woman was found safe Friday, police say.

BREVARD COUNTY, TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A missing Titusville woman was found safe Friday, according to police.

“Titusville Police Department (TPD) officers responded to a call Friday around 2:30 p.m. from the concerned spouse of a 76-year-old woman, who was receiving services from a business at Titus Landing, a shopping center in foreground located at the intersection of South Washington Avenue and Harrison Street,” said Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department.

By the time he went to pick her up, she was nowhere to be found after her scheduled appointment ended.

Officers responded immediately to the call for service and conducted a door-to-door business search of the mall as well as coordinating the Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) STAR helicopter ).

The missing woman, a registered recipient of a tracking device/bracelet funded by the BCSO Project Life Saver program, which helps locate wandering patients with cognitive impairments such as dementia, was reporting her presence in the Titus Landing area via her tracking bracelet from the transmitter connecting to STAR helicopter personnel.

After receiving critical location information, Titusville Police were able to locate the woman near the movie theater less than an hour after she was reported missing.

“Responding to a missing community member immediately becomes our highest priority,” said TPD Acting Patrol Lt. Mark Jennings.

“This positive outcome can be attributed to the quick action of Titus Landing Companies, BSCO and our TPD agents, who invested multiple resources to successfully locate the missing woman,” Jennings added.

For more information about BCSO’s Project Life Saver program, click here.

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