Update: Missing Bellevue woman Patricia Thomas, 89, was found safe and unharmed about 1 p.m. today by Des Moines police.
A citizen spotted Thomas driving in Des Moines, according to Bellevue police, and recognized her vehicle and license plate from news reports. Police confirmed her identity.
Thomas was apparently confused about what city she was in and didn’t think to phone her family, according to Bellevue police, who said one of their detectives was still speaking with Thomas and family members.
Original post: The Bellevue Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing resident Patricia “Pat” Thomas, 89, possibly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Her son reported her missing Friday night when did not return home fom errands in the Bellevue area. Thomas drives a silver 2009 Chevrolet Aveo with Washington license plate 531 YKK.
Thomas often leaves her house early afternoon, according to her son. She often stops first at Chace’s Pancake Corral in Bellevue to eat, and then shops in the Overlake neighborhood and at Rite Aid in downtown Bellevue. Her son believes she might have gotten lost.
Thomas does not carry a cell phone, according to police. She is white, about 5 feet 3 inches, and weighs about 100 pounds. She keeps her hair in a ponytail and often wears sweatpants and tennis shoes.
Police ask that you call 911 immediately if you’ve located Thomas.