Woman With Alzheimer's Reported Missing in Long Beach

Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:50 PM PDT
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Woman With Alzheimer's Reported Missing

Noorieh Manavi-Nameghi, 72, was last seen about 5:39 a.m. at her home near Pacific Coast Highway and Ultimo Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department. She has Alzheimer's Disease and has wandered off before, police said.

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A 72-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease was missing Sunday in Long Beach, and police sought the public's help locating her.

UPDATE, Sept. 16, 2013: Noorieh Manavi-Nameghi was found safe at a Starbucks in Buena Park, some 20 miles from where she was last spotted, according to the Long Beach Police Department. She appears to be in good health, police said.

Manavi-Nameghi was last seen about 5:39 a.m. at her home near Pacific Coast Highway and Ultimo Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Family members discovered the woman was missing at about 10:30 a.m.

Manavi-Nameghi, who does not speak English and has only been in this country for a few years, suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and she missed her last two cycles of medication, police said.

Police said the missing woman has walked away from her home before and on one occasion was clipped by a vehicle when she wandered onto the San Diego (405) Freeway.

Manavi-Nameghi is Iranian with gray hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. The missing woman was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue pants and brown Sketcher-type shoes. She was also wearing a bracelet with her name on it.

Police urged anyone with information regarding the missing woman's whereabouts to contact the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 435-6711.

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