Police are asking for help to find Dorthy MacLean of Maple Ridge. The 82-year-old walked away from her downtown Maple Ridge home, and is likely confused and needing medications. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Maple Ridge woman, 82, found safe

RCMP issued a release on July 20 asking for the public’s help

An 82-year-old Maple Ridge woman was found safe soon after the RCMP asked for the public’s help in locating her whereabouts.

Dorthy MacLean was reported missing after she walked away from her residence in the 12200-block of 224th Street.

When Ridge Meadows RCMP first issued a release on July 20 about the missing local resident they expressed concern for her safety.

She is likely confused and has no sense of direction, explained RCMP Const. Julie Klaussner, noting she won’t likely ask for assistance.

“We are extremely concerned for her safety,” she added. “She takes essential medications, does not have any identification or any money with her.”

IN UNRELATED NEWS: Cyclist dies in Maple Ridge crash

MacLean is described as Caucasian, 5 ft. 1 in. tall, and about 115 pounds. She has black hair with a balding middle part.

She was reported wearing a pale blue blazer, black slacks, and white runners when she went missing.

“MacLean said she was going to visit family in Newfoundland. However, she no longer has family there,” the officer explained, believing she will respond to her name.

Anyone who spotted MacLean was asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251, CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.solvecrime.ca.

.

________________________________

• If there is more to this issue, please let us know about it. Email us at editor@mapleridgenews.com. We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

maple ridgemissing personRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police shut down Maple Ridge highway for takedown

Commuter traffic along Lougheed was diverted Wednesday evening, while officers converged on home

COVID testing centre in Maple Ridge not relocating

Only the Urgent and Primary Care Centre moving to Haney Place Mall

Family of Maple Ridge police shooting victim still pushing for inquest

Kyaw Din’s family critical of IIO finding police not guilty of wrongdoing

Green Party announces candidate for Maple Ridge-Mission

Trenholm running for first time in a closely contested riding

Air quality across the Lower Mainland could worsen slightly

AQ health index could see ‘low risk’ gravitate into ‘moderate risk’ from Vancouver to Hope

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Most Read