Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Safe

After hours of searching, a missing Alzheimer's patient from Lexington has been found safe.

Police say Elaine Hall, 77, was last seen at her home on Majestic View Walk Wednesday night.

Majestic View Walk is near Sandersville Road area in Masterson Station.

Police called out dogs and a helicopter to help with the search,

Hall was found just after 11:00 Thursday morning.

Joe Hinchman says he and his wife noticed the police presence and went to wkyt.com to see what it was all about. They say Hall's picture and read the story of her search.

Hinchman says with in a minute, there was a knock on the door and he had a feeling it was her. It was indeed. He says she introduced herself and he offered her a drink of water while his wife called 911.

She reportedly spent part of the night in a van parked in his driveway.

Family members say Hall moved to Lexington from Colorado four years ago. They were afraid for a time that she may have received a ride from someone.


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  • by Tai White on Mar 28, 2009 at 12:40 PM
    On the commet that Ms. Halls Daughter appeared to be fussing at her was an extreme act of LOVE. She was very upset and Elaine Hall HAS ALWAYS BEEN TAKING CARE OF TO THE UTMOST for 10 years now by her daughter.Thank You All for your prayers and concerns.
  • by Chase Location: Lexington on Apr 24, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    I am very thankful that Ms. Hall is safe. I pray that she and her family have no lingering ill effects from this incident. Much gratitude is due to the Lexington Fire Department for assisting Ms. Hall and her family. Several engine companies, ladder companies, EC units, and other personnel responded to Ms. Hall's emergency. Fire crews traversed several thousand square feet of terrain on foot in search of Ms. Hall. They conducted door to door notifications of citizens within the neighborhood. They also visited and called area businesses, including transportation companies, in order to alert them to look for Ms. Hall. Our fire department is one of the gems of our great city.
  • by Evelyn Location: Lexington on Apr 24, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    I thank God Ms Hall was found safe. I noticed on the TV report her daughter seemed to be fussing at her. I hope I was wrong. I know that Alzhimer patients are hard to take care of, they are a 24/7 job, and it can be very stressful. I pray that the family has a good support team working with them to give them the help that is needed.
  • by Jules Location: Lexington on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    I am praying that Ms. Hall will be found safe and sound! My thoughts and prayers are also with her family.

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