Missing Woman Found At Mall

It was quite a scare this afternoon for a Danville family, when a woman disappeared after eating at a restaurant in Lexington Green.

She walked out of Tony Roma's just after 2 this afternoon, and spent two hours lost outside in the cold before she was found.

77-year-old Joann Dexter, who suffers from dementia, was having lunch with her husband this afternoon, when they got separated.

She was finally found by in the Sears Auto Center at Fayette Mall by a shopper who thought Dexter looked lost. The shopper took Dexter to her car to warm her up, then flagged down police, who reunited Dexter with her family.

The family tells us has suffered from dementia for nearly a year, and this is the first time this sort of incident has happened.


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  • by anonymous Location: ky on Dec 7, 2007 at 05:58 AM
    my grandmother had dimensia, and it is so sad to see how it affects the person,and the loved ones around them. so glad the lady was found safe.
  • by lisa Location: london on Dec 7, 2007 at 02:37 AM
    what a nice thing for that woman to take notice of and help the lady .in this day and age most people would pay no attention or just not care at all .this gives me hope that there are still some good folks out there .

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