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March 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Police: Woman with dementia missing in Edmonds

Nancy Brancheau (Edmonds police photo)

Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 59-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Nancy Brancheau was last seen at 10 last night at her Edmonds home in the 22600 block of 105th Avenue West. When her family awoke at 9 this morning she was gone.

Police say they think she walked away from her home.

Brancheau is a white female, about 5-feet-2 and 135 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.  She is believed to be wearing a black, heavy sweater with white accents and silver hooks on the front, possibly an unknown color hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue denim pants, black shoes and a tan fisherman-style hat with either a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse design on the front.

She also has a Medical Alert bracelet on her left wrist that identifies her by name, lists her condition and includes a contact telephone number.

Police say Brancheau will likely be wearing sunglasses. It’s not believed she took money with her for food or transportation. They say when Brancheau is confused she may be more likely to answer to her maiden name, Nancy DeFazio.

Anyone who sees Brancheau is asked to call 911.

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