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Elvira Garcia

Elvira Garcia

SAN DIEGO – A 73- year-old woman suffering from dementia went missing from her San Diego home just after midnight Sunday, but was found safe eight hours later.

Elvira Garcia was last seen about 1:15 a.m. at her home in the 4300 block of 43rd Street in City Heights.

She was found safe by a family member about 9 a.m., 1-1/2 miles away on El Cajon Boulevard near Interstate 805 in North Park, apparently just wandering around, the San Diego Police Department reported.